How to avoid the ‘scare’ of a fake news
article A fake news story has been spreading online for more than a week, with many people reporting a fake article claiming that a group of college students were protesting in front of the Ohio State University on the eve of the school’s football game.
Read moreThe fake article appeared on the Internet news aggregator, NewsBlitz, on Friday, claiming that students at Ohio State had been protesting the school for weeks over a “scandalous” article that appeared in the Columbus Dispatch.
The Columbus Dispatch, which published the article on May 20, is owned by The Associated Press and has been a target of fake news claims in recent months.
The article, which appeared in print, said that Ohio State student protestors were angry over an article by a local newspaper which quoted students who claimed that they were protesting for the right to wear their hair in a natural style.
The fake story, which also included an image of a man with his arms crossed over his chest, said protesters wore masks and blocked the entrance of the stadium.
The Ohio State football team has been embroiled in a debate over whether to allow players to participate in pregame rituals, including the traditional “shuffle.”
The article appeared to have been widely shared on social media, with a number of readers reporting it on Twitter.
But a number also posted to news outlets about the article, including NBC News and The Washington Post.
The Ohio State newspaper’s owner, Ohio Newspaper Association President David St. John, said in a statement that the newspaper would not be publishing the article and had contacted the Columbus police department about the story.
“The story that it is being circulated about a peaceful protest by Ohio State students and faculty is absolutely false,” St. Johns said.
“We were informed of the story early on and we immediately contacted police.
The article has been removed.
It was not written by students or faculty.”
St. John said the university was also contacting students who might have seen the article.
Columbus police spokeswoman Capt. Kristin Pyle said the school contacted police after receiving complaints about the false story.
The university would provide a statement to the Columbus Post on Saturday morning.
“Columbus Police and the Columbus Public Library are investigating and have taken steps to remove the article,” Pyle wrote in an email.
“Columbus Public Library will continue to cooperate with Columbus police as they conduct their investigation.”
A number of people on Twitter said the story appeared to be a hoax, saying they did not see any students in masks and they did know there was a protest.
But some others were quick to point out that the Columbus Police Department is not the official law enforcement agency for Ohio State, as the Dispatch article claimed.
Columbia Police have confirmed that they are aware of the fake story and have notified the Dispatch of it, but declined to say how long the department has been investigating.
On social media Friday, some people claimed the story was fake, but the Columbus Tribune said it was in fact real.
The story also mentioned a “group of student protesters who were upset over the Dispatch story” and said that a police spokesman had confirmed that police had contacted students and they were no longer in the stadium due to the protests.
“I’m not a college student, but I was in the stands watching the game,” one Twitter user posted.
“They are being held in the arena because of the police,” another said.
“If they do not remove the protest from the stadium and the police do not have enough resources, then the protestors will still be there,” another person said.
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