Difficulty: 1 (of 5)
Skills:Verifying Events, Claim investigation.
Move(s): Find previous/trustworthy work.
A site is reporting that Logan Paul’s much criticized YouTube video about the Japanese Suicide Forest may have had a positive impact on suicide rates:
Days After Youtube star Logan Paul uploaded a video of him and friends laughing at a japanese suicide victim’s corpse, It is being reported that worldwide suicides have actually dropped by 37% since the video was uploaded a few days ago.
There’s something odd about this claim already. World suicide rates are not reported on a daily basis.
But how might you quickly verify for certain that this is not a real, breaking news story?
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Using Google News to Verify Claims