Claim: The federal insurance exchange web site accidentally entered thousands of people into a sex offender registry.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, October 2013]
Origins: On 21 October 2013, the Daily Currant published an article positing that thousands of people who had used the "Obamacare" federal insurance exchange web site to find health coverage plans had accidentally been entered into a government sex offender registry:
According to several senior officials, since the exchange went live on
The mix up was first discovered by people searching for sex offenders in their neighborhoods, only to find their own names. Administrators are uncertain how such an error occurred, but they note that both websites were built by the same contractor, CGI Federal.
As noted in the Daily Currant's "About" page, that web site deals strictly in satire:
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A. No. Our stories are purely fictional. However they are meant to address real-world issues through satire and often refer and link to real events happening in the world.
Last updated: 23 October 2013