Trending Video: FAKE Trailer For Next Star Wars Movie, 'Rogue One'

  • by: Maarten Schenk
Trending Video: FAKE Trailer For Next Star Wars Movie, 'Rogue One'

Lead Stories' Trendolizer detected a fan-produced trailer for 'Rogue One', the next installment in the Star Wars franchise, as hot on social nets. It's so good that it fooled a certain Lead Stories editor into thinking it is real. A prankster helped by listing it on Youtube as official. But remember, just because it's trending, doesn't make it true. Watch it anyway.

  Maarten Schenk

Lead Stories co-founder 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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