Rumours that President Obama is to receive his second Nobel Peace Prize are spreading across the Internet. Initially linking back to an article published on NationalReport.net, the rumour gained attraction one again on social media after USAToday.com.co republished the same article verbatim. The article reads in part â€“
The Norwegian Nobel Committee, based in Oslo Norway, announced yesterday the name of their laureate for the 2015 Nobel Prize for Peace. President Barack Hussain Obama is their selection for this years prestigious award. With the Nobel Institutes selection, President Obama becomes the third man ever to win a Nobel Prize more than one time. He joins legendary physicist John Bardeen and brilliant chemist Fredrick Sanger, who were each awarded two Nobels in their respective fields.
Whilst it is true that Obama did win the prize in 2009, shortly after taking office, the persistent claims that he has won the award for a second time are false. According to the Nobel Prize website, at the time of writing, the 2015 Peace award has not been announced since the winner is typically revealed during the first week of October and collects the award a few months after.
Both NationalReport.com and USAToday.com.co who published the story are notorious fake websites, that do not print legitimate news. USAToday.com.co is not affiliated with USAToday in any way, according to its disclaimer. USAToday.com.co is part of a growing number of .co websites that attempt to disguise themselves as reputable brands that includes NYTimes.com.co, washingtonpost.com.co and NBC.com.co. These are fake news websites and nothing on them should be taken seriously.
NationalReport.net has a disclaimer outing its articles as satirical â€“
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.
Given that the Nobel committee has not yet announced the winner of the 2015 peace award, and that the only websites that has claimed Obama has won the award for a second time are both fake news websites, we can safely dismiss this as a Internet hoax.