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12 September 2016

Stories from 12 September 2016

Charlatans and Mainstream Media Try to Profit From Earthquake Panic in Skopje

Alternative medicine TV show host "Ivan the Healer" published a post and backdated it to make it seem that he had predicted the series of earthquakes that shook the city.

Filipinos Find Ingenious Ways to Build Their Own Basketball Hoops

"It still amazes me to see these makeshift courts everywhere and anywhere and people of all ages playing – sometimes in only flip flops."

How Fake Stories Reported in Russia's News Media Regularly Fool Everyone

RuNet Echo

In August, something all too typical happened in Russia's news media: a perfect example of where fake news stories originate, how they’re spread, who is responsible, and who believes them.