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I Fell for Facebook Fake News. Here's Why Millions of You Did, Too.


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Fake plane news

This screenshot from a computer-generated video, created by artist Aristomenis Tsirbas, found its way into a Facebook video viewed nearly 14 million times that falsely claimed to show a real plane landing.

Credit: MeniThings Productions

The Facebook video is nuts, but I can't tear my eyes away. A plane, struggling in a huge storm, does a 360-degree flip before safely landing and letting out terrified passengers.

From The Washington Post
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