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This Old Hoax About A Strip Club Shutting Down Due To A Diarrhea Outbreak Just Won't Die

The fake story from the Alberta Times is a copy of an old viral hoax.

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The Alberta Times website was only registered in June, and is not a real local news outlet. It mixes real local headlines with made-to-go-viral hoaxes. The real posts are hidden behind a paywall, but it's impossible to sign up for a subscription. The hoaxes, on the other hand, have the full text.

Some quickly caught on to the deception.

A newspaper I've never heard of claims to have existed in Alberta since 1883 and have newsrooms in #yeg and #yyc

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