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Test Your Bullshit Detector With This Week’s Fake News Quiz

Can you separate the true news stories from the fake ones?

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  1. Monica Lewinsky announced she will vote for Hillary Clinton.

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    It's false.

    This story originated on Empire News, a fake news website. Lewinsky has not many any public statements about her voting intentions.

    It's false.
  2. A member of the band Blink-182 emailed Hillary Clinton's campaign about UFOs.

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    It's true.

    Singer-guitarist Tom DeLonge is serious about alien life, and he emailed Clinton campaign chair John Podesta three times about UFOs, The Wall Street Journal revealed. DeLonge in fact quit the band earlier this year so he could devote time to “a national security issue.”

    It's true.
    Via BuzzFeed
  3. Correct
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    It's False.

    This hoax is from a fake news website that uses the domain name ABCnews.com.co in order to trick people. It even fooled Donald Trump's campaign manager, who tweeted it this week.

    It's False.
  4. Melania Trump wore a "pussy bow" to the second presidential debate.

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    It's true.

    Melania Trump wore a Gucci "Pussy-bow silk crepe de chine shirt" that retails for more than $1,000. Some thought her choice of attire was a defiant response to the video that emerged of Donald Trump saying he grabs women "by the pussy." But the Trump campaign said the choice was unintentional.

    It's true.
    Via net-a-porter.com
  5. Gateway Pundit
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    It's false.

    WikiLeaks recently released a cache of hacked emails belonging to Clinton campaign chair John Podesta. Within those emails were details of paid speeches Clinton gave to Goldman Sachs and other financial firms. But Clinton never said the "bucket of losers" line. That came from a fake transcript put out by a dubious site five days before the hacked emails were released.

    It's false.
    Via BuzzFeed
  6. A woman was shot and killed after being mistaken for a clown breaking into cars.

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    It's false.

    This story was one of many clown hoaxes published by a fake news website called DailyFinesser.com. The site says it exists to "finesse you and the media with outlandish articles!"

    It's false.
  7. Russia's foreign minister called the Clinton and Trump campaigns a bunch of "pussies."

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    It's true.

    When asked if he had any comment about the tape of Donald Trump talking about grabbing women "by the pussy," Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said this: "There are so many pussies around the presidential campaign on both sides that I prefer not to comment on this." Really.

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  8. A man accused of rape said his penis is too small for him to have done it.

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    It's true.

    Jacques Rouschop is on trial in Ottawa for allegedly committing sexual assault against two sex workers. The core of his defense is that his penis is too small for him to have done it. While testifying in court he said, "I have the penis of a seven-year-old. I’m not making this up. I can whip it out and show you.” The judge replied: “I’m not agreeing to allow you to whip it out.”

    It's true.

Craig Silverman is a media editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Toronto.

Contact Craig Silverman at craig.silverman@buzzfeed.com.

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