It's all 100% Certified, Verified, Confirmed and Condoned Fake News...except for that part about the US banning the keeping of roaches (not counting deregulated species or those kept under a permit), and the fact that the Australian enthusiasts are still teasing us with all their cool species, those unfortunately are still true.
What tipped you off ;):D?
Very sorry to hear that man. That has gotta sting...
I might also add that quite a few species of roach were deregulated. You can read more about that here.