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Sea World Puts Orcas in Plastic Bags While Tanks Are Cleaned-Fiction!

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Sea World Puts Orcas in Plastic Bags While Tanks Are Cleaned-Fiction!

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Sea World Puts Orcas in Plastic Bags While Tanks Are Cleaned-Fiction!


Summary of eRumor:
Sea World places orca whales into giant plastic bags filled with water while their tanks are cleaned.
The Truth:
Don’t believe reports that Sea World puts orcas into plastic bags while their tanks are cleaned.
A firestorm erupted on social media after the The Onion, a satirical newspaper, tweeted a link to a story about orca whales being placed in giant plastic bags filled with water while their tanks are cleaned:
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The Onion is one of the most well known satirical publications in the country, but many people who read the tweet missed that. A number of angry readers even tweeted at the official Sea World account in disgust over the fake story..


A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:

Collected on: 11/11/2015

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