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This week on RumorGuard

The U.S. government didn’t confirm the existence of aliens. The death of former President Barack Obama’s personal chef was exploited by conspiracy theorists. CMT backlash over singer Jason Aldean’s controversial music video being pulled was exaggerated in satirical posts. Check out more of the latest debunked rumors on NLP’s RumorGuard!

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