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The rumoured new Charlie Hebdo cover everyone is sharing? It's a fake
It’s a mock-up by Les Guignols de l’Info, a French satirical TV programme.

AN IMAGE PURPORTED to be the cover of next week’s issue of Charlie Hebdo is doing the rounds on social media – a stark black page with the text “Urgent recherche 6 dessinateurs” (“Urgently seeking six cartoonists”).


The cover is a fake – it’s the creation of Les Guignols de l’Info, a TV show that has been called the French equivalent of Spitting Image.


The cover was posted on the Les Guignols de l’Info Facebook page yesterday evening, with the caption:

Oof, Charlie Hebdo’s spirit isn’t dead. We have good news today, Charlie Hebdo will be published next week, here’s a look at the cover.

More than a few people were duped by the Les Guignols ‘cover’:





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