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Fake News: Gang Member DID NOT Go to Rivals Funeral and Slap the Dead Man While He Lays in Coffin

  • by: Maarten Schenk
  • (Wed, 01 Feb 2017 20:50:51 Z)

A video has been making the rounds purporting to show a gang member going to a rivals funeral and slapping the dead man in his coffin while other mourners look on in horror and start screaming. In some versions of the story the gang is named as the Bloods, in others it is not mentioned. This is a copy of the video as seen on Facebook:

Actually the video is just a fragment from a longer comedy sketch titled "What You Shouldn't Say/Do At A Funeral Home" by 8JTV. Fast forward to 3:56 to see the part where the corpse gets smacked...

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About the author:

Maarten Schenk is our resident expert on fake news and hoax websites. He likes to go beyond just debunking trending fake news stories and is endlessly fascinated by the dazzling variety of psychological and technical tricks used by the people and networks who intentionally spread made-up things on the internet.  He can often be found at conferences and events about fake news, disinformation and fact checking when he is not in his office in Belgium monitoring and tracking the latest fake article to go viral.

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