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  • by: Maarten Schenk
  • (Mon, 27 Feb 2017 07:17:27 Z)

Here's a compilation of the best tweets about last night's Oscars in which "Moonlight" unexpectedly beat "La La Land" in the Best Picture category...

Of course this reminded many people of the Miss Universe compentition where Steve Harvey accidentally read out the name of the wrong winner:

But the Moonlight crew took it all in stride:

Naturally, being the Oscars, things got a little political and symbolical here and there:

And the nominees for Funniest Tweet are:

But the winner is:

Don't agree? Vote in our poll, we might change the result after we've announced the winner on stage :-)

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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