While President Nelson met with leaders of the NAACP, anti-Mormon pranksters set up a fake website to look like the official newsroom of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The spoof site posted an apology in the name of the Church for its supposed history of “racism”.
The official website and the fake anti-Mormon site are distinguished only by a “-” between the words “Mormon” & “newsroom” with the official website being www.mormonnewsroom.org
If you would like to view the Church’s official article about the meeting between the two organizations, click here.
The anti-Mormon hoax has caused a lot of confusion with all of the links on the page going to the official website making it appear even more legitimate.
Members not understanding the doctrine contained in the four standard works also lead to the confusion and their thinking that the anti-Mormon website was official.