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Check out three misconceptions about journalism in the movies in this NLP TikTok video:

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This week on RumorGuard

A viral video of books being removed from a Florida middle school library wasn’t part of a book ban. An election ad from Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis uses AI-generated images of infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci and former President Donald Trump. Actor and director Mel Gibson is not producing a documentary on child sex trafficking. Check out more of the latest debunked rumors on NLP’s RumorGuard!

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