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If You Get Less Than 3/7 You’re Getting Sucker Punched By Fake News

Can you cut through viral internet BS?

Posted on January 13, 2017, at 3:23 p.m. ET

  1. Scientists put together a list of animals that fart and puke.

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    After someone on Twitter asked if snakes fart, scientists compiled a spreadsheet and responded with examples of animals with gassy bodily functions.

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  2. The now-infamous Trump dossier, a document circulated among Washington officials, originated as a hoax on 4chan messaging boards.

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    Users on Twitter and 4chan have claimed they spread the dossier as a hoax, but the source is understood to be a former British intelligence officer.

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  3. A C-SPAN broadcast was interrupted by RT, a Russian state-run TV channel.

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    C-SPAN’s online feed briefly had music from an RT channel playing, although the broadcast was uninterrupted on television. C-SPAN said it’s possible the issue was with routing signals.

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  4. Meryl Streep mocked a person with a disability on a late-night talk show.

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    After Meryl Streep used her Golden Globe lifetime achievement award speech to denounce hateful and divisive politics, a lot of hoaxes about the actor began making their rounds. This is one of them, according to Snopes. Streep did not mock a disabled reporter.

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  5. Meryl Streep got fired from a "Happy Days" remake after her Golden Globes award speech.

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    Not only was Meryl Steep not fired from the revival, Snopes reports there are no plans for a revival in the first place.

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  6. Meryl Streep cheered when Roman Polanski, a director accused of sexually assaulting a minor in the 70s, received an Academy Award.

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    The video of the actor applauding was circulated online as evidence of Streep being hypocritical after her Golden Globes speech.

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  7. Someone cut out a giant block of ice with a fox inside after the animal drowned in a river.

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    The fox fell through the ice in Germany and is now being put on dispay outside a hotel.

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