Many Twitter users were duped by The Onion yet again on Wednesday, as the social media site reacted to a satirical article the publication ran that suggested that Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had posted bail and was released from custody.
The article, titled simply "Dzhokar Tsarnaev Posts Bail," was written in the typical deadpan fashion The Onion is known for, and it suggested that Tsarnaev had been set free just days after being arrested in connection with last week's Boston Marathon terror attacks.
"Days after being apprehended for his alleged role in last week’s Boston Marathon attack, suspected bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev reportedly posted bail earlier today, prompting authorities to release him from custody," the article states.
The Onion is America's leading satirical website and print publication, and despite the fact that it is known for writing hilarious tongue-in-cheek articles on the news of the day, it still seems to dupe people with many of its stories.
Tsarnaev of course has not been released and is facing the death penalty if he is convicted of the charge of conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction, which he faces in connection with his alleged role in the bombings, which killed three people and injured more than 100 others.
Here's a sampling of some of the most facepalm-worthy of the tweets that went out from people who seemingly believed the line that Tsarnaev has been released on bail.
"So they let Dzhokar out on bail?! I thought bail was denied for murder," the tweet read.
"Outrageous...Dzhokar posts bail? How could this be allowed? Travesty for justice system #boston," he wrote.
"BREAKING: Dzhokar Tsarnaev Posts Bail," he wrote.
However not everyone is gullible enough to buy into a story by"The Onion." Many people simply tweeted messages about how funny the story was, or how hilarious it is that people are believing it.