Grandparents to ‘Get All Their Grandchildren Every Weekend’

Reports that President Obama had passed a law requiring grandparents to "pick up" their grandchildren every weekend came from a site that generates user-created hoax news.

  • Published 27 October 2016

Claim

President Obama passed a law requiring grandparents to pick up pick up their grandchildren every weekend.

Obama passed law for grandparents to get all their grandchildren every weekend If grandparents don't pick up all their grandchildren on Friday they will be fined 5,000. Is this true?

Collected via e-mail, October 2016

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Origin

On 27 October 2016, the web site React365 published a hoax news article, which reported that President Obama had passed a law that required grandparents to take care of their grandchildren every weekend:

Grandparents must pickup up all their grandchildren every weekend no matter what or they will be fined 5000$ or 35 days in jail pickup must start this Friday and if not parents must call the local police station..

There is no truth to the story quoted here. React365 is a “prank” web site that does not publish factual stories:

This website is an entertainment website, news are created by users. These are humourous news, fantasy, fictional, that should not be seriously taken or as a source of information.

The content on React 365 is generated by users. After clicking the “create a joke” button, people are taken to a screen to fill out a fake news template. The web site generates the hoax news story and then encourages you to share it with your friends on social media in order to “prank” them:

create a prank

There is, of course, no law mandating that grandparents have to see their grandchildren.

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