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Fake News: Sam Hyde NOT The Active Shooter At YouTube Headquarters

  • by: Maarten Schenk
  • (Tue, 03 Apr 2018 20:27:25 Z)

An active shooter situation is apparently ongoing at YouTube's headquarters in San Bruno, California.

One thing we do know for sure is not true is that Sam Hyde is the name of the shooter. Every time a mass shooting incident happens this right wing comedian gets accused of it on social media as some kind of sick in-joke by certain people. Don't fall for it

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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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