A TRUE STORY: MARTIAN ATTACK ON HALLOWEEN!

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30 Oct, 2021
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On October 30, 1938, the night before Halloween, a radio broadcast convinced thousands of Americans that Earth was under attack by invaders from Mars. Orson Welles scripted a radio play from H.G. Wells’ science-fiction classic “The War of the Worlds.” The dramatization incorporated fake news bulletins reporting space aliens landing in a New Jersey town. Many listeners around the country tuned in late, missed the introduction and panicked, mistaking the radio play for a real news broadcast.

STATESIDE STORIES: Beware of False News!

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4 Dec, 2016
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"Be aware that n'er-do-wells are feeding social media with concocted stories and outright lies"