Story about the couple, discovering they were twins during the IVF turns out fake

A viral story about a couple struggling with getting pregnant, only to discover that they were twins, as they went through IVF turns out to be a hoax.

The story, originally from a suspected fake news website with the name of the Mississippi Herald, claims the unnamed couple underwent the treatment to help them have a baby.

Doctors at the fertility lab saw their DNA was abnormally similar, it was claimed, and laboratory technicians believed the few ignorant cousins, but quickly ruled that out because the DNA was too much.

The story was picked up by a number of news websites, including the Sun, but it has since emerged that it is likely a hoax.

The Mississippi Herald website is only registered in November, reports the Mirror, and contains no reporter bylines, physical address, or contact information than an online form.

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Sun Online has tried to contact the website for more information.

Fake news can look legitimate, but the stories behind the headlines are fictitious.

Hundreds of fake news sites are set up, what the produce of fake stories to entertain and amuse others to peddle their own agendas.

This story first appeared in The Sun.

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