This week social media witnessed a majority of claims related to the United States Presidential elections going viral. We also saw misleading claims related to the recent attack in Vienna along with a fake letter attributed to the late James Bond actor, Sean Connery.
Edited Pro-Refugee Image From Canada Shared With Misleading Claims Related To Vienna’s Attack
The original photograph of the woman wearing the yellow Amnesty International banner reads, “My door is open for refugees.” And it is not related to the recent attack in Vienna.
Fake Letter By Sean Connery To Steve Jobs Resurfaces After Actor’s Death
The letter purporting James Bond actor Sean Connery’s outrage over Steve Jobs asking him to appear in an Apple commercial is fabricated. In fact, the letter in context is a product of a humour site called Scoopertino.
Fake Video Showing Pornhub On CNN’s Magic Wall Goes Viral Amid US Presidential Elections
The viral clip of Pornhub popping up on CNN’s magic wall is fabricated. The original video was manipulated to spread fake news.
1998 People Magazine Quote Attributed To Trump Calling Republicans The Dumbest Voters Is False
Donald Trump did not refer to Republicans as “the dumbest group of voters in the country.” No profile or interview done by People Magazine attributes these lines to Trump.
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