By Matt Vella
June 5, 2014

Designer Alexander Griffioen has created a weapon of mass delusion. His site, dubbed ShrtURL, lets users input any web address on the Internet and renders a version that can be customized with their own text and images. Thing is, the design, fonts and general style of the page remain identical. The site is making headlines because it was used to create this fake TechCrunch post claiming venture firm Andreesseen Horowitz is buying Y Combinator for $266 billion. The pages created at Shrturl last for 48 hours before expiring.

The site has already been used for evil, as the screenshots below show. Use at your own peril.

Nope, not true.
Ew.
Not even close.
iMacs aren't on sale.

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