Rumor Flies

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Rumor Flies comically addresses the origins, evolution, and veracity of your favorite rumors, myths, and misconceptions. Tune in every week for more research, stories, and unsolicited commentary! Participation encouraged. 

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501 - Facebook Roundup: Bogus Bitcoin

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"Fake News" vs. "Clickbait" vs. "Satire

Finger Circle Arrest
https://www.huzlers.com/man-arrested-after-showing-officer-finger-circle-when-asked-for-his-license-registration/
https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/wj8e74/searching-for-the-man-behind-the-circle-game
https://www.oddee.com/item_96578.aspx

Chocolate will go Extinct in 40 Years
https://www.snopes.com/chocolate-extinct-40-years/
https://www.climate.gov/news-features/climate-and/climate-chocolate
https://www.ipcc.ch/pdf/assessment-report/ar5/wg2/WGIIAR5-PartA_FINAL.pdf 

Facebook Privacy Content
https://www.snopes.com/computer/facebook/privacy.asp#examples
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/facebook-copyright-hoax-copy-paste-copyright-facebook-message/story?id=17811357
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/viral-facebook-privacy-notice-is-a-hoax/ 
https://www.snopes.com/legal/privacy.asp

Somewhere Over the Rainbow is about the Holocaust
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Over_the_Rainbow
https://www.snopes.com/somewhere-over-rainbow-holocaust/ 
http://www.mycentraljersey.com/story/life/faith/2014/12/10/somewhere-rainbow-jewish-perspective/20104523/ 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yip_Harburg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Arlen

Meth Lab
http://www.decaturalabamausa.com/departments/police-department/
https://www.snopes.com/meth-lab-alabama-walmart/
https://policelocator.com/la/east-jefferson-levee-district-police-department/

Chuck-E-Cheese's Tokens sold as Bitcoin
https://consumerist.com/2016/10/05/chuck-e-cheeses-switches-from-tokens-to-stored-value-cards-annoys-token-lovers/
https://bitcoin.org/en/
https://archive.is/ekQXW
https://www.snopes.com/chuck-e-cheese-bitcoin/

FBI Murder/Suicide
http://thedailyhaze.com/fbi-agent-michael-brown-murder-suicide/
https://www.snopes.com/fbi-agent-murder-suicide/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baltimore_Gazette
https://www.snopes.com/2016/01/14/fake-news-sites/