Sunday, May 18, 2014

China Miner Hoax: Article Saying Chinese Miner Cheung Wai Found Alive After 17 Years Underground Keeps on Going

A fake news story saying Cheung Wai, a Chinese miner, was found after spending 17 years underground keeps going.

The article was published on World News Daily Report, which is “satire.”

A disclaimer reads, “World News Daily Report is a news and political satire web publication, which may or may not use real names, often in semi-real or mostly fictitious ways. All news articles contained within worldnewsdailyreport.com are fiction, and presumably fake news. Any resemblance to the truth is purely coincidental, except for all references to politicians and/or celebrities, in which case they are based on real people, but still based almost entirely in fiction.”

However, a number of people apparently thought the story was real, as it was shared tens of thousands of times on Facebook.

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