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Disinformation on an alleged attempt of Jimmy Olsen to rape an alligator

18 August, 2016

On August 17, 2016, an article with the following title was published on Georgia and World website: "A youngster eaten by an alligator during an attempt to rape another". According to the material, 24-year Jimmy Olsen was eaten by an adult alligator during an attempt to rape a newborn alligator.

Lie #1. The material has been invented by a comic edition

"Georgia and World" published the material, initially published by a comic edition World News Daily Report, as a real piece of news. "All characters appearing in the articles in this website – even those based on real people – are entirely fictional and any resemblance between them and any persons, living, dead, or undead is purely a miracle” – according to the webpage of the edition.

Lie #2. It is Gavin Hart on the photo, not Jimmy Olsen

World News Daily Report took a photo of another person – taken in Spain, in Torremolinos Crocodile Park – as an illustration to its article. The person pictured is not Jimmy Olsen, but a Scottish Gavin Hart which works in the park.

Lie #3. There is a crocodile on the photo, not an alligator

The animal depicted on the photo is a crocodile, not an alligator. It is considered the biggest crocodile in Europe and is referred to as "Big Daddy”. Gavin Hart’s interview about the crocodile is available on this link.

Lie #4. Jimmy Olsen is a comics character

As for Jimmy Olsen, this name belongs to a friend of Superman, a hero of famous comics, that works for Daily Planet as a photo reporter in Metropolis.

Russian Sources:

Besides "Georgia and World", this piece of the comic edition was re-published as a real fact by Russian editions, such as Сегодня,MatakanaPure, Eg.ru, Пенза-Взгляд together with the attached photo and video illustration.

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