Malia Obama has been the target of several fake news reports and another one made its way on social media this week. In 2016, the former first daughter found herself in the headlines for partying and allegedly smoking a suspicious-looking joint while at the Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago last summer. She also attended a number of parties and photos of her near beer bongs were shared on social media. After September, the wild stories about Malia finally cooled down and she turned her attention to other activities.

Story about Malia is false

A website known as Freedom Crossroads posted an article claiming that Malia Obama was recently terminated from an internship at the United States Embassy in Spain for drug use.

Malia did work as an intern in 2016, but wasn't fired. Since she didn't return in 2017, the story is false on that fact alone, Snopes reports.

As Freedom Crossroads wrote, Malia Obama "was caught, by Embassy Security — aka the US Marines — on the roof of the building burning a doobie." The fake news article goes on to lie that the 19-year-old was "terminated immediately," her room removed of her belongs, was taken by security to the private area of the embassy and had to change the dates on her travel visa before going back home.

Perhaps the site figured since Malia had been in the news for alleged drug use in the past, it would be just convincing enough for at least some of its audience to believe. According to Snopes, people are sharing the news as if it's authentic.

Barack and Michelle Obama's eldest daughter just completed an internship in New York City and was recently spotted with her parents and sister, Sasha, on an overseas vacation.

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The Obamas traveled to Hawaii and Indonesia to enjoy some historic sites and stay at a luxury resort that cost $2,500 a night. Malia and Sasha were with their mom and dad white water rafting and visiting temples.

Malia will begin her studies at Harvard this fall. She's enjoying the last few months of her gap year before heading to college.

What's real and what isn't?

As Snopes reports, Freedom Crossroads brands itself a “satirical” web site intended to mock conservative politics. It states that it gives "aging conservatives" more reason to hate and that people randomly select what they view as real news and fake news. To make a point, the site admits its stories are bogus.

It's easy to mistake fake news as real news unless readers look for the fine print. Disclaimers are often posted at the very bottom -- or take a little more effort to locate on the site. Despite those details, there are enough people believing fake news that make these types of websites successful.