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'Assam Rape Festival' Story is Satire, Not Fact


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A satirical article claiming a non-existent event called the "Assam Rape Festival" is about to begin in India is being widely shared via social media, in many cases by people who seemingly have no clue that the story is fictitious.

The article, written by Paul Horner, was originally published on NationalReport.net, a "humor" website better known for pushing the boundaries of good taste than making its readers laugh.

From National Report's disclaimer page (since deleted): "National Report is a news and political satire web publication, which may or may not use real names, often in semi-real or mostly fictitious ways. All news articles contained within National Report are fiction, and presumably fake news. Any resemblance to the truth is purely coincidental."


Hindustan Times: Assam Fumes at American Website's "Rape Festival" Spoof
Firstpost: U.S. Website Takes Satire Too Far, Makes Up "Assam Rape Festival"
WSJ India: "Rape Festival" Satire Not Clever, Says Charity
Times of India: "Assam Rape Fest" Story in US Media Triggers Row
Times of India: CID Registers Case Against US Portal for Defamatory Article

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