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Confirmation: Video Of Immigrants Hiding In Truck With Polar Bear Is Real

  • by: Maarten Schenk
  • (Mon, 19 Oct 2015 15:58:27 Z)

Remember the video of the illegal immigrants in Calais trying to sneak aboard a truck, only to be confronted by a polar bear?

At the time we thought it might have been a fake, but we have received confirmation from the Yorkshire Wildlife Park that the footage was genuine.

Nissan the polar bear was on his way from Moscow Zoo to Yorkshire (first by air to Frankfurt, then by road to Calais) when the incident happened. After the uninvited guests were removed from the transport Nissan arrived safely at his destination.

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About the author:

Maarten Schenk is our resident expert on fake news and hoax websites. He likes to go beyond just debunking trending fake news stories and is endlessly fascinated by the dazzling variety of psychological and technical tricks used by the people and networks who intentionally spread made-up things on the internet.  He can often be found at conferences and events about fake news, disinformation and fact checking when he is not in his office in Belgium monitoring and tracking the latest fake article to go viral.

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