Fact Check-Satire site behind online claims Elon Musk files Whoopi Goldberg lawsuit

A satirical story about Twitter CEO Elon Musk filing a lawsuit against Whoopi Goldberg, host of ABC’s “The View,” appears to have been taken seriously by some users online.

A tweet shared a headline that reads, “Elon Musk Files $60 Million Suit Against Whoopi and The View” (here).

A post on Facebook shared the same headline with the caption: “He has had enough of Whoopi’s nonsense. He’s going to make them pay” (here).

The story appears to originate from the website SpaceXMania ( where it is explicitly labeled “satire.” The site includes a disclaimer that it “does not make any warranties about the completeness, reliability and accuracy of its content” (

The website has previously published satirical content that was misconstrued online, as reported by Reuters Fact Check (here).

The story has been reshared by other satirical websites, including on (, a subsidiary of the “America’s Last Line of Defense” network. The About Us section explicitly states its contents are “parody, satire, and tomfoolery” (

Representatives for Musk and Goldberg’s daytime show The View on ABC did not immediately respond to requests for comment.


Satire. A story about Elon Musk filing a lawsuit against Whoopi Goldberg stems from a satirical website.

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