A viral story about a couple who apparently found out they were twins through IVF appears to be fake.
The article was published by the ‘Mississippi Herald’ on Thursday and was soon picked up by news outlets around the world, including mirror.co.uk
It claimed a man and a woman found out they were biological twins after a routine DNA test at a fertility clinic.
The story, which had no byline, reportedly came from an unnamed doctor who worked at an unnamed clinic in Jackson, Mississippi.
However, suspicions were quickly raised by readers online who could find no evidence of a newspaper called the Mississippi Herald.
MirrorOnline has now spoken to the Mississippi Sun-Herald, a daily newspaper based in Biloxi which has been in circulation since 1884.
Night editor Kim Anderson said: “There is not a Mississippi Herald.
“Our web editor is aware of this story and the Mississippi Herald appears to be the only source of this news.”