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Watch Live: Guy Climbing Trump Tower in New York Using Suction Cups

  • by: Maarten Schenk
  • (Wed, 10 Aug 2016 21:32:18 Z)

An unknown man is trying to climb Trump Tower in New York for as yet undetermined reasons. He seems to be using a suction-cup system. Authorities are trying to talk him down and have deployed an airbag should he fall down.

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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