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If You Get 3/7 On This Quiz You're Getting Sucker Punched By Fake News

Test your bullshit detector.

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  1. 1. Trump reinstated a Memorial Day for police officers, which was cancelled by Obama.

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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's fake!

    Many hyperpartisan sites pushed the false story but, as Snopes reports, Obama never cancelled the Memorial Day.

    It's fake!
  2. 2. Donald Trump gained 5 million new bot followers in three days.

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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's fake!

    Viral tweets claiming Trump gained millions of new bot followers fooled many, including Hillary Clinton, but they're not true.

    It's fake!
  3. 3. Anti-fascist group Antifa desecrated military cemeteries for Memorial Day.

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's fake!

    This tweet is part of a slew of Twitter accounts impersonating Antifa and spreading misinformation.

    It's fake!
  4. 4. A man claimed the Unicorn Frappuccino made him gay.

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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's fake!

    An article about the false claim was published on a satirical website, but many Facebook users believed it, Snopes reports.

    It's fake!
  5. 5. After Donald Trump tweeted the "covfefe" typo, someone claimed COVFEFE for a personalized license plate.

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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's real!

    At least three states have reported COVFEFE plates being registered, AP reports.

    It's real!
  6. 6. A pigeon saluted Russian President Vladimir Putin as he was walking by.

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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's fake!

    Pidgeons don't know who the Russian president is, Snopes reports.

    It's fake!
  7. 7. Young people could swing the British election.

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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's fake!

    For young people to swing the election, Britain would have to have more than twice the 18-24-year-olds it currently has. Read up on the misinformation spreading about the UK election here.

    It's fake!

If You Get 3/7 On This Quiz You're Getting Sucker Punched By Fake News

You're getting sucker punched by fake news.

Don't worry, it will get better. Do some reading and stay vigilant, better luck next week.

You're getting sucker punched by fake news.
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You're a fake news pawtective!

You don't always get to the bottom of the story, but you sure know how to dig. Keep your ears perked and stay skeptical.

You're a fake news pawtective!
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You're a fake news fighting pupperhero!

Congratulations, you're unstopupble. Nothing can beat your bs-detecting instincts. But keep your nose to the ground, fake news is always around.

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