This week we have stories about Nike, Nike, algae, and then more Nike.
Posted on September 9, 2018, at 2:32 p.m. ET
The hoax spread as a fake screenshot of a CBS story on Facebook, but it’s not true, Snopes reports.
The article was first posted on a self-described satirical website and then copied by another site made to look like USA Today, Snopes reports.
Japan’s equivalent of the dollar store sold real retractable knives instead of fake ones, Gizmodo reports, but there have been no known injuries so far.
The article was posted on a website that describes itself as satirical but often spreads hoaxes, Snopes reports.
The woman is facing a five-year prison sentence, the Moscow Times reports.
The article, which has over 800,000 engagements on Facebook, came from a website that frequently spreads fake news, PolitiFact reports.
The man was pulled over for speeding, according to local police, who rescued him from the algae.
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