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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. True
    False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's false.

    This story appeared on Real News Right Now, a fake news website.

    It's false.
  2. Towns in France are banning burkinis.

    Marwan Naamani / AFP / Getty Images
    True
    False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's true.

    French mayors are in fact banning the swimwear. The ban in Cannes states, "Access to beaches and for swimming is banned to anyone who does not have (bathing apparel) which respects good customs and secularism."

    It's true.
    Via BuzzFeed
  3. Pope Francis said that Pokémon Go has Satanic qualities.

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    True
    False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's false.

    This claim originated on fake news site Empire News. Pope Francis has not said anything about Pokémon Go. He did, however, encourage “drowsy and dull kids” to get off the sofa and away from their TVs and smartphone screens.

    It's false.
  4. McDonald's stopped giving out activity trackers in Happy Meals because they gave kids rashes.

    McDonald's
    True
    False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's true.

    The company announced it would discontinue giving out the trackers after receiving "limited reports of potential skin irritations that may be associated from wearing the band." At least one mother posted photos to Facebook of a red mark on her son's wrist that she said was a result of wearing the tracker "for about 8 minutes."

    It's true.
    Via Facebook: travisncasey.collyar
  5. True
    False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's false.

    This is a hoax from a fake news website. Obama is not doing anything to the Pledge of Allegiance.

    It's false.
  6. A woman got an RIP Harambe tattoo.

    True
    False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's true.

    Laura Lux is a DJ in Los Angeles. She tweeted that she'd get the tattoo if her tweet got more than 2,000 retweets. It did, and she went through with it. "My Harambe tattoo is stupid AF but I love that,” she said. “Life doesn’t have to be so serious all the time.”

    It's true.
    Via Twitter: @jamiek_gooner
  7. A college student was found eating the face of a man he'd just killed.

    Facebook
    True
    False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's true.

    19-year-old Austin Harrouff was eating at a Florida restaurant with his family when he suddenly stormed out. Harrouff then reportedly attacked and murdered a nearby couple. Police responded to the scene and say they found him growling and eating the man's face. “There’s not one thing in this case that seems to make sense,” said Martin County Sheriff William Snyder.

    It's true.
    Via BuzzFeed
  8. An ABC News poll shows Trump has pulled ahead of Clinton.

    True
    False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's false.

    This is from a fake site, ABCNews.com.co, that's designed to look like ABC News. It has a page with an online poll that asks people who they are voting for, and that poll shows Trump with the most votes. However, this is not an official ABC News poll, and online polls such as this one are not scientific.

    It's false.
    Via ThinkStock

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Craig Silverman is Media Editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Toronto.

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