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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week


September 2, 2017

A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts:

NOT REAL: Promoter Found Dead After Exposing Mayweather-McGregor ‘Fake Fight?’

THE FACTS: A News Punch story claims a boxing promoter and public relations executive named Barry Gibson was found shot to death in Washington, D.C., last month, days before the boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor. The article says Gibson had told the media...

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