January 2019

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Video of Bernie Sanders Shirtless, Singing ‘This Land Is Your Land’ in Russia in 1988?

On January 28 2019, a video of what appeared to be video of a shirtless Bernie Sanders at a dinner party in Russia in 1988 surfaced on Twitter: BREAKING: @SenSanders like you’ve never seen him!! Bernie and Jane on their honeymoon in Russia singing “This land is Your Land” with their Russian comrades!! Trigger Warning: …

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Did a Man Get $200,000 of Surgery to Look Like Jesus Christ?

In late January 2019, an article appearing to report that a man spent $200,000 on surgery to look more like Jesus Christ began circulating on Facebook: A 30-year old man from Kentucky underwent some radical plastic surgery in order to physically resemble Jesus Christ. According to the Lexington Daily Tribune, Mark Emery has already been following …

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Does Ariana Grande’s ‘Seven Rings’ Tattoo Actually Mean ‘Charcoal Grill’ in Japanese?

On January 30 2019, entertainment outlets began reporting that singer Ariana Grande showed off a Japanese character tattoo she believed translated to “seven rings” — and the publicity revealed that the ink actually said “charcoal grill”: In her grand tradition of getting new ink to mark major life events, Ariana Grande got a new hand tattoo …

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Is This a Photo of Nancy Pelosi and George Soros’s Son?

In January 2019, a Facebook user shared the following image, purportedly showing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi alongside George Soros’s son: The title and text surrounding the image, which is apparently a screenshot of an October 2018 blog post, claimed in usual agitprop style that the photograph is evidence that the Democratic Party is secretly conspiring …

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Did Martin Luther King, Jr. Say ‘the Dream’ Cannot Survive if Women Have Abortions?

In January 2019, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and the passage of a new abortion law in New York state occurred in close proximity, facilitating the circulation of the following quote meme: The above-reproduced quote meme included a photograph of King and the following quote: “HOW CAN THE ‘DREAM’ SURVIVE IF WE MURDER THE CHILDREN? …

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Are Tweets by Jacob Wohl and Jack Posobiec About ‘Impeaching’ Barack Obama Real?

In late January 2019, tweets attributed to far-right “influencers” Jack Posobiec and Jacob Wohl on the subject of impeaching former President Barack Obama circulated on social media in screenshot form: The image looked like a screengrab from Tumblr page in which the two purported May 2018 tweets from Posobiec and Wohl appeared alongside commentary from …

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