A story about a Spanish woman pretending to be blind for 28 years to avoid social interactions has gone massively viral. Unfortunately, it's not true.
Numerous English-language websites have since picked up the story and reported it as fact.
In another version of the hoax, the photo of the fake blind woman actually shows Vix Lowthion, a Green Party candidate running to represent the Isle of Wight in the UK Parliament.
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