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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Fake News: Man Claims His Farts Can Kill Mosquitoes Six Meters Away

Joe Rwamirama

According to Leads Stories, who debunks fake news. The story is false:

Was a man whose fart is known to kill mosquitoes hired to produce belly gas for a repellent? No, that's not true: The man was a fictional creation of a satire website, but many publishers failed to pick up on the joke and republished the claim as real. The Sun newspaper of London was duped into publishing a story, which was then cited as a source by other websites in their false reports. The Sun retracted their story, but others are yet to do so.

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