A fake report saying the drinking age will change from 21 to 25 (or 23) in Canada is nothing more than a prank.
The article was posted on NipsysNews.com a few months ago and a screenshot of it was being shared on Saturday, Aug. 2.
“As of August 2, 2014 legal age to drink wil be 25. There has been controversy whether 21 is too young to make decisions. Alot of citizens state at that age they are not mentally responsible to drink. So the legislation at the White House has come to an agreement to have legal age changed to 25,” it says
When one clicks on the post, they’re taken to a page that says it’s all a hoax.
It reads: “Don’t worry, you are not the only one. [9 million] people already fell for this. If you liked the joke, you can share it and trick your friends. Also you can create a joke of your own clicking the button below!”
On Saturday, users were retweeting the bogus article and the screenshot.
“Drinking age is 25 starting tomorrow wow” one person tweeted. “Tell me how the drinking age changes to 25 tomorrow,” said another.
Added another user: “Is it true the legal drinking age was raised to 25?”
The Associated Press update on alcohol:
Alcohol banned at popular Long Island beaches
NEW YORK (AP) — Alcohol bans go into effect this weekend at several popular Long Island beaches.
As of Friday, drinking is no longer allowed on two stretches of the federally owned Fire Island National Seashore and during peak hours at East Hampton’s Indian Wells Beach.
The Fire Island ban applies to two 300-foot wide stretches between the communities of Atlantique and Corneille Estates in the Town of Islip.
The East Hampton ban is in effect from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily on the main 2,000-foot stretch of the beach. That’s where most visitors congregate and lifeguards patrol during swimming hours.
Both bans were prompted by alcohol-fueled parties on the beaches.
Drinking is still allowed on other Fire Island National Seashore beaches and on other beaches owned by the Town of East Hampton.