Candy Crushed

A fake news article claimed that a woman murdered her roommate over requests to play Candy Crush.

Candy Crush

Claim: A woman murdered her college roommate over too many Candy Crush requests.


Example: [Collected via Email, March 2016]

This site is stating this woman killed her roommate over candy crush notifications. It further goes into the police making a statement that the victim was "asking for it." This cant be real right?

Origin:On 8 March 2016, the entertainment web site The Valley Report published a fake news article claiming that a woman had murdered her college roommate after receiving one too many requests to play the mobile game Candy Crush:

A 19-year-old woman beat her roommate to death with an industrial sized bag of jelly beans on Tuesday afternoon.

The woman was reportedly frustrated by the amount of invites received for the popular Facebook game Candy Crush. “It started off as once a week,” the woman said in her statement. “Soon it was happening every day. My battery was constantly dying from notifications from this girl. I tried disabling notifications, I tried blocking her, I tried everything except murder. Now I’ll never have to see that horrible notification again.”

The above-quoted story is a work of fiction. The Valley Report is an entertainment web site that does not publish factual stories. A disclaimer on the web site warns readers about the dubious nature of its articles:

Some of these stories my be exaggerated, embellished or an outright work of fiction. Use proper judgment when reading anything on the internet.

Last updated: 10 March 2016

Originally published: 10 March 2016

Featured Image: Candy Crush

Dan Evon is a Chicago-based writer and longtime truth enthusiast. His work has appeared somewhere, and he earned a degree at the University of His Choosing. His exploration of Internet truth has been supported by grants from the Facebook Drug Task Force.