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Hoax: Japanese Whaling Crew Eaten Alive By Killer Whales, 16 dead

A Facebook and all-around hoax has been circulating on the social network that claims “Japanese Whaling Crew Eaten Alive By Killer Whales, 16 dead.” The article is posted on various satire websites such as worldnewsdailyreport.com.

The information provided in the article is entirely false. A Japanese whaling crew was not eaten alive by killer whales. World News Daily Report is a news and political satire web publication, which may or may not use real names, often in semi-real or mostly fictitious ways.

The hoax claims that the crew of the MV Nisshin Maru (日新丸), Japan’s primary whaling vessel and the world’s only whaler factory ship, was forced to leave the deck temporarily as a gas leak was detected within the ship’s processing factory that resulted in the ship being temporarily disabled all while continuing to carry approximately 1,000 tons of oil, which resulted in panic and lead members of the ship to jump off the boat where they were eaten alive by a school of killer whales.

Japanese Whaling Crew Eaten Alive By Killer Whales, 16 dead Facebook hoax

If you see this post on your Facebook news feed it is likely that your Facebook friend was duped by this hoax. This post does not contain malicious links but is used to generate website traffic by causing anxiety, shock, and fear.

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Japanese Whaling Crew Eaten Alive By Killer Whales, 16 dead
A Japanese whaling crew has fallen victim to a dramatic full on assault by a school of killer whales, killing no less then 16 crew members and injuring 12, has reported the Japanese Government this morning. The crew of the MV Nisshin Maru (日新丸),…
WORLDNEWSDAILYREPORT.COM

A Japanese whaling crew has fallen victim to a dramatic full on assault by a school of killer whales, killing no less then 16 crew members and injuring 12, has reported the Japanese Government this morning.


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