Fake News: Vet Who Organized GoFundMe For Trump Border Wall Did NOT Buy New Ferrari And Mansion In Mexico, Is NOT Gonna Build The Wall Himself

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  • by: Maarten Schenk
Fake News: Vet Who Organized GoFundMe For Trump Border Wall Did NOT Buy New Ferrari And Mansion In Mexico, Is NOT Gonna Build The Wall Himself

The story originated from an article published on January 12, 2019 titled "Vet Who Organized GoFundMe For Trump Border Wall Buys New Ferrari And Mansion In Mexico Is Gonna Build The Wall Himself" (archived here) which opened:

All the money given to the Trump border wall GoFundMe campaign will be refunded unless supporters proactively elect to redirect their donations. But the vet claims he will build the wall himself. He hasn't recived a dime from the GoFundMe but he has already purchased a new Ferrari and a mansion is Mexico his best ...

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Vet Who Organized GoFundMe For Trump Border Wall Buys New Ferrari And Mansion In Mexico Is Gonna Build The Wall Himself

All the money given to the Trump border wall GoFundMe campaign will be refunded unless supporters proactively elect to redirect their donations. But the vet claims he will build the wall himself. He hasn't recived a dime from the GoFundMe but he has already purchased a new Ferrari and a mansion is Mexico his best ...

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Huzlers.com is the most infamous fauxtire & satire entertainment website in the world. If it's trending on social media you'll find it here!

According to Splinter News the site is run by Pablo Reyes and David Martinez and according to Buzzfeed Reyes is involved with several other fake news websites. They tend to shy away from political stories, opting instead to write for a more "urban" audience, with stories about rappers, criminals and celebrities.

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  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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