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Satirical story of a woman impregnated with the help of a used condom is being shared as real

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A social media post which claims that a hotel cleaner in Los Vegas got impregnated with the help of a used condom is being widely shared across the social media platforms. The post further claims that the condom was used by a billionaire and later, woman fought a legal battle after having children and claimed a share of the billionaire’s property. Through this article let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.

Claim: A hotel cleaner in Los Vegas got impregnated with the help condom used by a billionaire and claimed a share in his property.

Fact: The story is totally fictional and not based on facts. The story was initially shared by a satirical website in 2019. The website clearly stated that it is a news parody and satire website. There are no official reports or news reports related to the viral story, implying that it is a fictional story. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

The purported story shared through the viral post is fictional rather than inspired by any real incident. As, we could not find any credible reports of such an incident. If any such incident had indeed happened, the mainstream media would have reported it, however, we could not find accounts of any such incident.

Further internet search led us to a blog named ihlayanews, which shared the story initially in 2019. However, a disclaimer posted by an author of this page implies that content of the website is not based on facts but fiction/news parody/satire.

The Facebook page of this website also displays a disclaimer saying that ‘it is a news parody and satire website’.  Furthermore, the word ‘Ihlaya’ means ‘joke’ in Afrikaans. Thus all these implies that the viral story is nothing but a parody.

To sum it up, a satirical story saying a woman impregnated with the help of a used condom is being shared as real.

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