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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

 

January 18, 2019



A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts:

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CLAIM: Side-by-side photos circulating widely online as part of the '10 Year Challenge' purport to show the nearly complete deterioration of a portion of sea ice from 2008 to 2018.

THE FACTS: The photos, which aim to show the effects of climate change, are of different ice formations and have been falsely captioned. They have been shared more than 200,000...



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