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BREAKING: Pope Breaks Irony Record on Twitter

  • by: Maarten Schenk
  • (Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:01:38 Z)

The pope has redefined the meaning of the word 'ironic' with this tweet:

Here is a screenshot of the tweet, with the ironic part highlighted:


He certainly sets a great example for ironic jokers the world over, that's for sure...

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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