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If You Get 7/7 On This Quiz, You Are A Fake News–Fighting Superhero

This week we have stories about Nike, Nike, algae, and then more Nike.

Posted on September 9, 2018, at 2:32 p.m. ET

  1. The University of Alabama cut ties with Nike over the Colin Kaepernick deal.

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    It’s fake!

    The hoax spread as a fake screenshot of a CBS story on Facebook, but it’s not true, Snopes reports.

  2. A man injured himself by burning Nike shoes on his feet in protest of the company choosing Kaepernick as the face of their new campaign.

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    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.

  3. In Japan, a company selling prank finger slicers accidentally sold real retractable knives.

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    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.

  4. Nike lost an $80 million contract with the government because of the Kaepernick deal.

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    The article was posted on a website that describes itself as satirical but often spreads hoaxes, Snopes reports.

  5. A feminist blogger in Russia has been charged for inciting hate toward men.

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    The woman is facing a five-year prison sentence, the Moscow Times reports.

  6. Michael Jordan resigned from the Nike board and disallowed the company to sell Air Jordans.

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    The article, which has over 800,000 engagements on Facebook, came from a website that frequently spreads fake news, PolitiFact reports.

  7. A man jumped into a canal to run away from police but then asked for their help because of toxic algae.

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    The man was pulled over for speeding, according to local police, who rescued him from the algae.

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