Most of us know that when America's favorite news source, The Onion says something, it's a joke. Not so with the US Capitol police, who are investigating a tweet sent by The Onion this morning. "BREAKING: Witnesses reporting screams and gunfire heard inside Capitol building," the tweet read.�
The Onion had a story up today about Congress taking schoolchildren hostage, and demanding $12 trillion for their safe release. Funny, right? But the tweet referencing that story was alarming to many users and the Capitol police are treating this matter seriously.�Without context, and after being retweeted, it's alarming indeed.