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Fake Puppy Torture and Other Viral Hoaxes

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Fake Puppy Torture and Other Viral Hoaxes

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Fake Puppy Torture and Other Viral Hoaxes

Fake Puppy Torture and Other Viral Hoaxes

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A video of a Marine tossing a puppy off a cliff created quite a stir when millions saw it on YouTube. The Marine Corps even announced it was conducting an investigation, but the video may not be authentic.

If it's a fake, it would be the latest in a long line of phonies which have gone viral. Andrew Wallenstein explains this phenomenon of hoax video productions.