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O.J. Simpson Fake News Roundup (President, Kardashians, Browns...)

  • by: Maarten Schenk
  • (Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:09:24 Z)

Since news broke that O.J. Simpson will be released on parole on October 1st 2017, dozens of fake news, satire and prank websites have jumped on the ball and started to pump out various O.J. Simpson hoaxes. A quick roundup:

Before sharing any O.J. news on social media, always make sure to doublecheck the source.

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Don't be like the hundreds of thousands of people who shared the above story without checking as the Trendolizer graph at the end of this article shows. Did you spot any fake O.J. news? Let us know in the comments!

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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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