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WFAA Dallas-Fort Worth
Miley Cyrus in Cleburne? Fake car trouble story makes rounds on social mediacan be fake, an attempt to pull in clicks and Facebook likes. Cyrus isn't the o
WFAA Dallas-Fort Worth / Posted an hour ago
can be fake, an attempt to pull in clicks and Facebook likes. Cyrus isn't the only celebrity to fall prey. According to Snopes, celebrity car trouble is a trope. Matthew McConaughey, Tom Hanks and Jennifer Aniston have all supposedly been helped... Read more
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The News & Observer
Did the media underreport the man who placed a bomb in the Asheville airport?other than a white man.” It’s unclear whether Estes’s perceived ethnic identit
The News & Observer / Posted 7 hours ago
other than a white man.” It’s unclear whether Estes’s perceived ethnic identity played a role in reporting his actions, Snopes reported, saying he identified as American Indian/Alaskan Native in the records of the Buncombe County Detention... Read more
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Mashable
How to use Facebook like a Russian political trolllimitless. Again, we tried these tools out with a link to one of the top anti-
Mashable / Posted yesterday
limitless. Again, we tried these tools out with a link to one of the top anti-Muslim stories recently debunked on Snopes and a target audience that included Geller fans who purchase hunting equipment and hard alcohol. Facebook similarly... Read more
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Op-Ed News
A thwarted airport bombing receives little national press -- and some activists cry foul -This is a very important article, which I found on SNOPES, which sent me to Sal
Op-Ed News / Posted 2 days ago
This is a very important article, which I found on SNOPES, which sent me to Salon. WHERE THE FREAK WAS THE MEDIA which is so fast to report when a black man or a muslim is involved in even a minor incident. Makes me sick!... Read more
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Zero Hedge
The Less We Believe Them About Las Vegas, The More They Want Our Gunsdistrust and speculation as to what the hell is really is going on. That is tur
Zero Hedge / Posted 2 days ago
distrust and speculation as to what the hell is really is going on. That is turn prompts establishment gatekeepers like Snopes to denounce as “conspiracy theorists” (mainly of the “far right” variety, because the existence of a far left is... Read more
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Lifehacker
It's Time to Unfriend and Unfollow on Social Mediaof sharing a fake photo, but we also probably know a few people who regularly s
Lifehacker / Posted 4 days ago
of sharing a fake photo, but we also probably know a few people who regularly share links to hyperbolic news stories or Snopes-worthy urban legends. This is a great time to use the mute button—especially because seeing that type of bullshit... Read more
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The Washington Times
Scam artist Joey Skaggs shows how he fooled media in ‘Art of the Prank’absolutely straight face to deliver his maddeningly inauthentic evangels to stu
The Washington Times / Posted 6 days ago
absolutely straight face to deliver his maddeningly inauthentic evangels to stunned newscasters. In the pre-internet, pre-Snopes age, it was much easier to fool the lemmings, but Mr. Skaggs has continued pranking the world even into the 21st... Read more
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Daily Star
'ISIS soldier' or 'set up'? The 5 shock conspiracies in Las Vegas massacredressed in a pink cat ears hat and top, joining crowds to voice their angst at
Daily Star / Posted 7 days ago
dressed in a pink cat ears hat and top, joining crowds to voice their angst at the US president. Yet fact checking website Snopes have rebuked the claim and said, when comparing the image to the official picture of him released by the police, the... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
A 'liberal teacher' became a conservative enemy for a viral Vegas tweet. But does she actually exist?Twitter couldn't stop sharing a tweet that appeared to show a young girl tellin
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 8 days ago
Twitter couldn't stop sharing a tweet that appeared to show a young girl telling Trump he was a "disgrace." By the time Snopes debunked it (it was a clip from Comedy Central's "The President Show" featuring a Trump impersonator), the viral tweet... Read more
8d
Northwest Florida Daily News
RON HART: Roger Goodell needs to goI think you know what you did wrong.” And then she would administer the penalty
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 8 days ago
I think you know what you did wrong.” And then she would administer the penalty: usually ten minutes of tense silence. Per Snopes: Here’s what the game Operations Manual says regarding the National Anthem, according to an NFL spokesperson: "During... Read more
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The Mercury News
A ‘liberal teacher’ became a conservative enemy for a viral Vegas tweet. But does she actually exist?Twitter couldn’t stop sharing a tweet that appeared to show a young girl tellin
The Mercury News / Posted 9 days ago
Twitter couldn’t stop sharing a tweet that appeared to show a young girl telling Trump he was a “disgrace.” By the time Snopes debunked it (it was a clip from Comedy Central’s “The President Show” featuring a Trump impersonator), the viral tweet... Read more
9d
Barrow Journal
A bad legacy to leave behindpresident, who had just blasted NFL players for not respecting the flag. But i
Barrow Journal / Posted 9 days ago
president, who had just blasted NFL players for not respecting the flag. But it wasn’t true. As the fact-checking website Snopes illustrated, there were several photos and television camera stills of the same debate, which aired on CNN, clearly... Read more
9d
The Express-Times
Daycare fires back at letter urging it to fire worker over skin colorthey feel is ok to spew." The letter was shared on Facebook and Twitter, and e
The Express-Times / Posted 9 days ago
they feel is ok to spew." The letter was shared on Facebook and Twitter, and even picked up by fact-checking website Snopes to verify that the social media posts were real. this letter was anonymously sent by a parent to the daycare center i... Read more
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Rutland Herald
Fake news about Las Vegasof favoritism. (After Facebook announced its fact-checking effort, which includ
Rutland Herald / Posted 9 days ago
of favoritism. (After Facebook announced its fact-checking effort, which included working with The Associated Press and Snopes, several right-wing activists complained of left-wing censorship.) The automation of editorial judgment, combined... Read more
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Santa Rosa Press Gazette
RON HART: Goodell runs a congressionally-sanctioned Monopoly; he needs to gosued and settled with the team for $1,250,000 — or, as their lawyers told the l
Santa Rosa Press Gazette / Posted 10 days ago
sued and settled with the team for $1,250,000 — or, as their lawyers told the ladies, a quarter-million dollars. Per Snopes: Here’s what the game Operations Manual says regarding the National Anthem, according to an NFL spokesperson: "During... Read more
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Crestview News Bulletin
RON HART: Goodell runs a congressionally-sanctioned Monopoly; he needs to gosued and settled with the team for $1,250,000 — or, as their lawyers told the l
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted 10 days ago
sued and settled with the team for $1,250,000 — or, as their lawyers told the ladies, a quarter-million dollars. Per Snopes: Here’s what the game Operations Manual says regarding the National Anthem, according to an NFL spokesperson: "During... Read more
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The Hindu
So what if they’re fake?ever appeared. You aren’t helpless, of course. You could seek the truth and fo
The Hindu / Posted 10 days ago
ever appeared. You aren’t helpless, of course. You could seek the truth and follow the fake-slayers for a change. Snopes will assure you that Elvis Presley didn’t turn up dead last week — or alive in a Home Alone film. Closer home, Alt... Read more
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ABC News
Stories behind 7 of Tom Petty's most famous songsvariety of films long after its release, like "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" an
ABC News / Posted 13 days ago
variety of films long after its release, like "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" and "The Silence of the Lambs." According to Snopes, Petty debunked an urban myth that the song was about a suicide at the University of Florida, which is located in his... Read more
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Miami New Times
Gainesville, Florida Mourns the Loss of Native Son Tom Pettyabout a girl who committed suicide by jumping from the Beaty Towers dorms. It's
Miami New Times / Posted 13 days ago
about a girl who committed suicide by jumping from the Beaty Towers dorms. It's become ubiquitous enough to warrant its own Snopes fact check. The rumor's false, but 13th Street, on which Beaty Towers sit, becomes Highway 441 a couple of miles south... Read more
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Miami New Times
How PolitiFact Got Its "Fake News" Tag Wrong On Occupy Democratsfake news in the wake of last year's election, Facebook announced in December t
Miami New Times / Posted 14 days ago
fake news in the wake of last year's election, Facebook announced in December that it was partnering with PolitiFact, Snopes, FactCheck.org and other third-party fact-checkers. Under the partnership, the organizations check the truthfulness of... Read more
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Miami New Times
How PolitiFact Got Its "Fake News" Tag Wrong On Occupy Democratsfake news in the wake of last year's election, Facebook announced in December t
Miami New Times / Posted 14 days ago
fake news in the wake of last year's election, Facebook announced in December that it was partnering with PolitiFact, Snopes, FactCheck.org and other third-party fact-checkers. Under the partnership, the organizations check the truthfulness of... Read more
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ScienceBlogs
Discovering The Mammoth: The Evolution Of Modern Scientific Thinkingfalsehoods. This is an interest we share. John McKay is a Snope of science, esp
ScienceBlogs / Posted 19 days ago
falsehoods. This is an interest we share. John McKay is a Snope of science, especially in certain areas, but better. Unlike Snopes, which is content to find enough chinks in the armor of some myth or another to snarkily discard it, McKay often... Read more
20d
The Hill
Trump to survey Puerto Rico damage next weekalong with quizzes. It’s meant to resemble well-known fact-checking websites th
The Hill / Posted 20 days ago
along with quizzes. It’s meant to resemble well-known fact-checking websites that have been in vogue in recent years like Snopes and Politifact. It was launched by FrackFeed, itself a project of Texans for Natural Gas. “For too long, fractivists... Read more
20d
San Antonio Express-News
Here's a glimpse at what fake-news readers look like — on the right and the leftRock Camp, Dismantle Tipis And Are Burning What Remains" from the Alternative M
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 20 days ago
Rock Camp, Dismantle Tipis And Are Burning What Remains" from the Alternative Media Syndicate. The fact-checking site Snopes.com lists a number "false" stories from American News, including this one about a plan to add President Barack Obama... Read more
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Business Insider
Here's a glimpse at what fake-news readers look like — on the right and the leftRock Camp, Dismantle Tipis And Are Burning What Remains" from the Alternative M
Business Insider / Posted 20 days ago
Rock Camp, Dismantle Tipis And Are Burning What Remains" from the Alternative Media Syndicate. The fact-checking site Snopes.com lists a number "false" stories from American News, including this one about a plan to add President Barack Obama... Read more
20d
Miami New Times
How Mexican-American Twins From Miami Created the Liberal Powerhouse Occupy Democratshave helped propel Trump to the White House. Occupy Democrats, for its part, h
Miami New Times / Posted 20 days ago
have helped propel Trump to the White House. Occupy Democrats, for its part, has been called "partisan and unreliable" by Snopes, and four of its posts were rated as "Pants on Fire" by PolitiFact — meaning fact-checkers determined the posts made... Read more
21d
CBS Dallas - Fort Worth
The Truth About What Jerry Jones Said Regarding The NFL & National Anthemreport say the story was made up by a man named Richie Newberry, who started sp
CBS Dallas - Fort Worth / Posted 21 days ago
report say the story was made up by a man named Richie Newberry, who started spreading the lie on Facebook. According to Snopes, Newberry claims Jones said, “An NFL owner told his players they were “actors” playing the role of “patriotic super... Read more
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Island Packet
No, Facebook, there’s no NFL rule requiring players to stand for the national anthembetween 2013 and 2015. It can be called “paid patriotism.” This one’s somewhat
Island Packet / Posted 21 days ago
between 2013 and 2015. It can be called “paid patriotism.” This one’s somewhat true but ultimately dubious. According to Snopes, players have always had the option to stand on the sidelines during “The Star-Spangled Banner.” But the NFL has... Read more
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KMGH 7 Denver
Do Sleeping Humans Really Swallow 8 Spiders A Year?sleep, how did the urban legend spread? Tracking down the myth's origin is toug
KMGH 7 Denver / Posted 24 days ago
sleep, how did the urban legend spread? Tracking down the myth's origin is tough, but the most often-sourced theory is from Snopes. It claims in 1993, a writer named Lisa Holst wrote an article for PC Professional about misnomers circulated via... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Do Sleeping Humans Really Swallow 8 Spiders A Year?sleep, how did the urban legend spread? Tracking down the myth's origin is toug
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 24 days ago
sleep, how did the urban legend spread? Tracking down the myth's origin is tough, but the most often-sourced theory is from Snopes. It claims in 1993, a writer named Lisa Holst wrote an article for PC Professional about misnomers circulated via... Read more
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KTNV Las Vegas
Do Sleeping Humans Really Swallow 8 Spiders A Year?sleep, how did the urban legend spread? Tracking down the myth's origin is toug
KTNV Las Vegas / Posted 24 days ago
sleep, how did the urban legend spread? Tracking down the myth's origin is tough, but the most often-sourced theory is from Snopes. It claims in 1993, a writer named Lisa Holst wrote an article for PC Professional about misnomers circulated via... Read more
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NBC26 Green Bay
Do Sleeping Humans Really Swallow 8 Spiders A Year?sleep, how did the urban legend spread? Tracking down the myth's origin is toug
NBC26 Green Bay / Posted 24 days ago
sleep, how did the urban legend spread? Tracking down the myth's origin is tough, but the most often-sourced theory is from Snopes. It claims in 1993, a writer named Lisa Holst wrote an article for PC Professional about misnomers circulated via... Read more
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KIVI Boise
Do Sleeping Humans Really Swallow 8 Spiders A Year?sleep, how did the urban legend spread? Tracking down the myth's origin is toug
KIVI Boise / Posted 24 days ago
sleep, how did the urban legend spread? Tracking down the myth's origin is tough, but the most often-sourced theory is from Snopes. It claims in 1993, a writer named Lisa Holst wrote an article for PC Professional about misnomers circulated via... Read more
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WRTV Indianapolis
Do Sleeping Humans Really Swallow 8 Spiders A Year?sleep, how did the urban legend spread? Tracking down the myth's origin is toug
WRTV Indianapolis / Posted 24 days ago
sleep, how did the urban legend spread? Tracking down the myth's origin is tough, but the most often-sourced theory is from Snopes. It claims in 1993, a writer named Lisa Holst wrote an article for PC Professional about misnomers circulated via... Read more
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KGTV San Diego
Do Sleeping Humans Really Swallow 8 Spiders A Year?sleep, how did the urban legend spread? Tracking down the myth's origin is toug
KGTV San Diego / Posted 24 days ago
sleep, how did the urban legend spread? Tracking down the myth's origin is tough, but the most often-sourced theory is from Snopes. It claims in 1993, a writer named Lisa Holst wrote an article for PC Professional about misnomers circulated via... Read more
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NBC 12 Richmond
Woman nearly throws away $50,000 drone found in her backyardjour'Following me' is Facebook hoax du jour The Facebook "following me" claim
NBC 12 Richmond / Posted 24 days ago
jour'Following me' is Facebook hoax du jour The Facebook "following me" claim is not true. According to fact-checking site Snopes, the supposed spies are found by going to the Block Users section under Settings. The Facebook "following me" claim... Read more
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KSLA-TV Shreveport
Mayoral candidate charged with masturbating in Uber, report saysjour'Following me' is Facebook hoax du jour The Facebook "following me" claim
KSLA-TV Shreveport / Posted 24 days ago
jour'Following me' is Facebook hoax du jour The Facebook "following me" claim is not true. According to fact-checking site Snopes, the supposed spies are found by going to the Block Users section under Settings. The Facebook "following me" claim... Read more
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KSLA-TV Shreveport
Former Harrison County jailer given probation for punching inmatejour'Following me' is Facebook hoax du jour The Facebook "following me" claim
KSLA-TV Shreveport / Posted 24 days ago
jour'Following me' is Facebook hoax du jour The Facebook "following me" claim is not true. According to fact-checking site Snopes, the supposed spies are found by going to the Block Users section under Settings. The Facebook "following me" claim... Read more
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KSLA-TV Shreveport
Man charged with aggravated sexual assaultjour'Following me' is Facebook hoax du jour The Facebook "following me" claim
KSLA-TV Shreveport / Posted 24 days ago
jour'Following me' is Facebook hoax du jour The Facebook "following me" claim is not true. According to fact-checking site Snopes, the supposed spies are found by going to the Block Users section under Settings. The Facebook "following me" claim... Read more
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KSLA-TV Shreveport
Residents can help cleanup North Side Saturday morningjour'Following me' is Facebook hoax du jour The Facebook "following me" claim
KSLA-TV Shreveport / Posted 24 days ago
jour'Following me' is Facebook hoax du jour The Facebook "following me" claim is not true. According to fact-checking site Snopes, the supposed spies are found by going to the Block Users section under Settings. The Facebook "following me" claim... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
'Following me' is Facebook hoax du jourway to see accounts that are secretly following you. The "following me" claim
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 24 days ago
way to see accounts that are secretly following you. The "following me" claim is not true. According to fact-checking site Snopes, the supposed spies are found by going to the Block Users section under Settings. They are revealed by typing in... Read more
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KSLA-TV Shreveport
Fall officially starts, but summer temperatures are sticking aroundjour'Following me' is Facebook hoax du jour The Facebook "following me" claim
KSLA-TV Shreveport / Posted 24 days ago
jour'Following me' is Facebook hoax du jour The Facebook "following me" claim is not true. According to fact-checking site Snopes, the supposed spies are found by going to the Block Users section under Settings. The Facebook "following me" claim... Read more
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KSLA-TV Shreveport
Couple reveals gender of baby, with help from Myrtle Beach SkyWheeljour'Following me' is Facebook hoax du jour The Facebook "following me" claim
KSLA-TV Shreveport / Posted 24 days ago
jour'Following me' is Facebook hoax du jour The Facebook "following me" claim is not true. According to fact-checking site Snopes, the supposed spies are found by going to the Block Users section under Settings. The Facebook "following me" claim... Read more
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KSLA-TV Shreveport
Talented chefs, bartenders present TACOS & TEQUILA under Miss. River Bridgejour'Following me' is Facebook hoax du jour The Facebook "following me" claim
KSLA-TV Shreveport / Posted 24 days ago
jour'Following me' is Facebook hoax du jour The Facebook "following me" claim is not true. According to fact-checking site Snopes, the supposed spies are found by going to the Block Users section under Settings. The Facebook "following me" claim... Read more
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FOX 11 Tucson
PCSD releases totals for "hands free" ordinance violationsjour'Following me' is Facebook hoax du jour The Facebook "following me" claim
FOX 11 Tucson / Posted 24 days ago
jour'Following me' is Facebook hoax du jour The Facebook "following me" claim is not true. According to fact-checking site Snopes, the supposed spies are found by going to the Block Users section under Settings. The Facebook "following me" claim... Read more
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KSLA-TV Shreveport
Teen involved in wreck passes awayjour'Following me' is Facebook hoax du jour The Facebook "following me" claim
KSLA-TV Shreveport / Posted 25 days ago
jour'Following me' is Facebook hoax du jour The Facebook "following me" claim is not true. According to fact-checking site Snopes, the supposed spies are found by going to the Block Users section under Settings. The Facebook "following me" claim... Read more
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KSLA-TV Shreveport
One car runs into fence, yard after two-vehicle wreckjour'Following me' is Facebook hoax du jour The Facebook "following me" claim
KSLA-TV Shreveport / Posted 25 days ago
jour'Following me' is Facebook hoax du jour The Facebook "following me" claim is not true. According to fact-checking site Snopes, the supposed spies are found by going to the Block Users section under Settings. The Facebook "following me" claim... Read more
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KSLA-TV Shreveport
Girl who fought for life headed to Hawaiijour'Following me' is Facebook hoax du jour The Facebook "following me" claim
KSLA-TV Shreveport / Posted 25 days ago
jour'Following me' is Facebook hoax du jour The Facebook "following me" claim is not true. According to fact-checking site Snopes, the supposed spies are found by going to the Block Users section under Settings. The Facebook "following me" claim... Read more
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KSLA-TV Shreveport
Search nets drugs, stolen weaponjour'Following me' is Facebook hoax du jour The Facebook "following me" claim
KSLA-TV Shreveport / Posted 25 days ago
jour'Following me' is Facebook hoax du jour The Facebook "following me" claim is not true. According to fact-checking site Snopes, the supposed spies are found by going to the Block Users section under Settings. The Facebook "following me" claim... Read more
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KSLA-TV Shreveport
Man accused of shooting at vehicle following wreckjour'Following me' is Facebook hoax du jour The Facebook "following me" claim
KSLA-TV Shreveport / Posted 25 days ago
jour'Following me' is Facebook hoax du jour The Facebook "following me" claim is not true. According to fact-checking site Snopes, the supposed spies are found by going to the Block Users section under Settings. The Facebook "following me" claim... Read more
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