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Issue 133 - June 2012 (2nd Edition) - Page 12

Black Lion Facebook Hoax

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Outline
Message circulating rapidly on Facebook asks users to "like" a photograph purportedly depicting an entirely black lion.



Analysis
Comments and submissions indicate that many users believe that the image really shows a black lion. However, the lion depicted in the image is not actually black. In fact, the image is the result of the digital manipulation of a photograph depicting a white lion. The image is the work of digital artist Pavol Dvorský (PAulie-SVK) and can be viewed in its original context on the DeviantArt website.

The source image used in the digital manipulation can be seen on the Cute Home Pets website.

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Last updated: 5th June 2012
First published: 5th June 2012
Article written by Brett M. Christensen
About Brett Christensen and Hoax-Slayer


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Black Lion

Black Lion... :-) How many likes for him?





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References
PAulie-SVK
DeviantART - Black Lion
Black Lion Source Image
Cute Home Pets - White Lion

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Pages in this issue:
  1. Facebook Will Donate for 'Likes' Hoax - Isabella Abused Wife Message
  2. The Croc Whisperer
  3. Irish Friendship Wish Chain Letter
  4. Can Birds Die From Eating Discarded Gum?
  5. Qian Hongyan AOL Money For Forwarding Hoax
  6. Foursquare 'Friend Request Approved' Pharmacy Spam
  7. Hitman Payoff Scam Email
  8. LinkedIn User Passwords Stolen - Change Your LinkedIn Password Immediately
  9. Hoax: Facebook to Start Charging This Summer - Facebook Icon Will Turn Blue ( Or Gold)
  10. Useless Warning - Facebook Will Start Using Your Photos in Ads on Friday
  11. Completely Pointless and Misleading 'Facebook Privacy Notice'
  12. Black Lion Facebook Hoax
  13. 'Switch to Pink Facebook' Survey Scam
  14. Satanist Friend Request Facebook Warning
  15. Nine Zero Hash Phone Scam Hoax
  16. Paypal 'You Sent a Payment' Malware Emails
  17. FedEx Incorrect Delivery Address Malware Email