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Fake News: Man Did NOT Travel 125 Km To Stab Man Who Posted Porn Reference Without Sharing Link

  • by: Maarten Schenk
  • (Fri, 28 Dec 2018 12:49:55 Z)

Dud a man named Carl Zeagan travel 125 km. to stab his friend Dylan Fan for not posting the link to the full content after he shared a porn image? No, that's not true: the story was made up by a "fauxtire" site that publishes fictional tales about weird crimes, bizarre sex acts and strange events but purely for entertainment purposes. It did not happen for real.

The story originated from an article published by 8Satire on December 27, 2018 titled "Man Travels 125 Km To Stab Another Man Who Posted Porn Reference Without Sharing The Link" (archived here) which opened:

A very frustrated man traveled 125 km just to stab another man for not "sharing the link". Carl Zeagan attempted to murder him because "he needed the link for research purposes", but it was never provided to him. No one in the comment section, or any other post, published the link.

"I reverse-searched the image. I contacted the OP. I did everything I could. I'm a serious man, and the link was for a friend. I couldn't let my friend down.", Zeagan claimed.

Screenshot of https://www.8satire.com/man-travels-125-km-to-stab-another-man-who-posted-porn-reference-without-sharing-the-link/

Users on social media only saw this title, description and thumbnail and may not have noticed the rest of the story lacked any details such as the time, location or the actual porn image the stabbing supposedly took place over:

Man Travels 125 Km To Stab Another Man Who Posted Porn Reference Without Sharing The Link

A very frustrated man traveled 125 km just to stab another man for not "sharing the link". Carl Zeagan attempted to murder him because "he needed the link for research purposes", but it was never provided to him. No one in the comment section, or any other post, published the link. "I reverse-searched the image. [...]

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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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