This week there are stories about swans, Dr. Oz, and Julian Assange.
Posted on May 4, 2018, at 5:54 p.m. ET
Although some people online doubted the photo is real, it was taken for a Hollywood Reporter story and the magazine's editorial director confirmed it was genuine.
The man behind the legendary shoe throw, and who spent nine months in jail for it, is running for Iraq's parliament.
The image comes from a pornographic photoshoot, Snopes reports, and is part of the wave of misinformation targeted at asylum seekers trying to escape persecution in their home countries.
Witnesses said the man was laughing while he was kicking the birds.
People claimed that the difference in hairstyle between the grainy photo and the courtroom sketch suggest the authorities are covering up a "jihadi" terrorist attack, but there is absolutely no evidence for this.
The hoax was published by a website called Daily World Update that posts fake news under the guise of satire, Lead Stories reports.
TV personality Dr. Mehmet Oz was named as a member of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition.
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