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FAKE-NEWS - 'Climate Change Activist Spends a Year Living in a Freezer'


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According to a story that is making its way at speed around the interwebs, an environmental activist in California has spend an entire year living in a small commercial freezer in order to raise awareness of climate change issues and pressure the US government into taking more action. The report features an image of a young woman looking up through the glass lid of the freezer.

Supposedly, the woman intends to continue her protest by spending at least another year in the freezer.

However, the claims in the story are utter nonsense. There is no such protest and the story is fiction. The picture of the woman in the freezer is taken from a kylker.com article that features images of 'Girls in Appliances'.

The story comes from the fake-news website World News Daily Report (WNDR). The site is responsible for a long string of nonsensical stories that have gone viral via social media. Nothing published on the site should be taken seriously. WNDR includes the following disclaimer as part of its About Us section:
WNDR assumes however all responsibility for the satirical nature of its articles and for the fictional nature of their content. 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.
It is always wise to verify any strange or unusual 'news' reports that come your way via social media before you share them with others. You can usually find out if a circulating story is true by searching a news aggregator such as Google News.

   

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ACTIVIST SPENDS ONE YEAR IN FREEZER TO DENOUNCE GLOBAL WARMING

San Francisco| A Californian woman certainly found an original way to raise popular consciousness about the climate changes affecting the planet.

Fake News Report about Woman living in Freezer



Last updated: October 8, 2015
First published: October 8, 2015
By Brett M. Christensen
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ACTIVIST SPENDS ONE YEAR IN FREEZER TO DENOUNCE GLOBAL WARMING
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Girls in Appliances (15 photos)
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