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Fake News: 'Avengers 4' Revealed To Be Epic 'Left Behind' Crossover

  • by: Maarten Schenk
  • (Sat, 08 Dec 2018 10:13:30 Z)
The story originated from an article published on December 7, 2018 titled "'Avengers 4' Revealed To Be Epic 'Left Behind' Crossover" (archived here) which opened:
BURBANK, CA—The teaser for the next Avengers film is here, and Christians couldn't be happier: the movie has been revealed to be a crossover with the Left Behind franchise.The plot will follow the adventures of Cameron "Buck" Williams (Kirk Cameron) and the Tribulation Force as they navigate the fallout from Thanos raptu …
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'Avengers 4' Revealed To Be Epic 'Left Behind' Crossover

BURBANK, CA—The teaser for the next Avengers film is here, and Christians couldn't be happier: the movie has been revealed to be a crossover with the Left Behind franchise.The plot will follow the adventures of Cameron "Buck" Williams (Kirk Cameron) and the Tribulation Force as they navigate the fallout from Thanos raptu …

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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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