Fake CNN Report Claimed Inevitable Asteroid Impact

May 28, 2014 3:14 PM

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Fake CNN Report Claimed Inevitable Asteroid Impact

A fake CNN iReport that saw more than 300,000 hits before being taken down by the news agency claimed that a "Manhattan-sized" asteroid was headed for Earth and would make impact by 2041.

The report, which was posted on May 26, was written by an "iReporter" from Pasadena, Cali. using the internet handle "Marcus575," rather than his real name. Many are saying that that alone should have been cause for skepticism, but it did not stop the article from being shared on Facebook at least 3...

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