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People are sharing this fake 'Garth Brooks cancels' news story

Don’t be one of them. You’re better than that.

YOU MAY HAVE seen this ‘news’ item being shared on your Facebook over the last day or two.


Coming from the utterly-dubious-sounding Sunday Times Daily, but bearing the official BBC logo, it claims that our Garth has cancelled his Dublin shows next month due to a “severe viral throat infection”.

More than 60,000 people have already clicked through the fake link, according to the joke page it leads you to once you’ve stared at it for a few seconds.

And it’s still pulling people in. Twitter users are sharing the original…


And a few people, at least, are still falling for it.

You wouldn’t pull this kind of thing on your mates now, would you? Would you?

Just to make sure, the link is here.

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Michael Freeman

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