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If You Get 3/7 On This Quiz, You're Drowning In Fake News

This week there are stories about swans, Dr. Oz, and Julian Assange.

Posted on May 4, 2018, at 5:54 p.m. ET

  1. Is this photo of Julian Assange and Pamela Anderson real or fake?

    Twitter: @janicemin
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    It's real!

    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.

  2. The man who threw his shoes at George W. Bush is running for office in Iraq.

    Twitter: @muntazer_zaidi
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    It's real!

    The man behind the legendary shoe throw, and who spent nine months in jail for it, is running for Iraq's parliament.

  3. The woman in this photo is a member of the migrant caravan seeking asylum in the United States.

    Twitter: @RubyRockstar333
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    It's fake!

    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.

  4. A man has been arrested because he practiced karate by kicking swans in the head.

    Orlando Police Department
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    It's real!

    Witnesses said the man was laughing while he was kicking the birds.

  5. Courtroom sketches prove that Canadian authorities are engaged in a cover-up of the deadly van attack in Toronto.

    Twitter
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    It's fake!

    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.

  6. Michelle Wolf's jokes at the White House Correspondents' Dinner caused her to lose a $4 million contract.

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    It's fake!

    The hoax was published by a website called Daily World Update that posts fake news under the guise of satire, Lead Stories reports.

  7. President Trump tapped Dr. Oz to be a government health adviser.

    AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta
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    It's real!

    TV personality Dr. Mehmet Oz was named as a member of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition.

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