ABCnews.com.co was a fake news site which mimics the URL, design and logo of the actual news site ABCnews.com (which is owned by the Disney–ABC Television Group). Many stories from ABCnews.com.co have gone viral before being debunked.
As of October 30, 2017, the website appears to have shut down.
Examples of fake news stories
ABCnews.com.co has promulgated stories about prominent figures and organizations. Examples are:
- Anti-Trump protesters hired from Craigslist paid as much as $3,500 
- El Chapo escapes from Mexican prison again 
- President Barack Obama signed an order banning assault weapon sales 
- Michael Jordan intended to move the Charlotte Hornets out of North Carolina if the state did not revoke a law disallowing transgender people access to restrooms 
- The Supreme Court of the United States revoked the tax-exempt status of the Church of Scientology 
- Murtha, Jack (May 26, 2016). "How fake news sites frequently trick big-time journalists". Columbia Journalism Review. Retrieved May 17, 2018.
- "Here's how to outsmart fake news in your Facebook feed". KXLH. Retrieved November 20, 2016.
- "Contact - ABC News". ABC News. Retrieved November 20, 2016.
- Jacobson, Louis (November 17, 2016). "No, someone wasn't paid $3,500 to protest Donald Trump; it's fake news". Politifact. Retrieved May 17, 2018.
- Dewey, Caitlin (November 17, 2016). "Facebook fake-news writer: 'I think Donald Trump is in the White House because of me'". The Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved May 17, 2018.
- Woody, Christopher (July 9, 2016). "Mexico's government shut down rumors of 'El Chapo' Guzmán's escape with this one photo". Business Insider. Retrieved May 17, 2018.
- Routhier, Ray (June 5, 2016). "Katy Perry's moving to Maine?! No, actually. Fake news strikes again". The Portland Press Herald. Retrieved May 17, 2018.
- Wade, Peter (March 12, 2016). "Don't Believe the Fake Reports. The Church of Scientology Is Still Tax Exempt". Esquire. Retrieved May 17, 2018.