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Circulating report claims that greatly respected actor Sir Ben Kingsley has admitted to a media outlet that he is a dog fighting addict.

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Brief Analysis

The claims in the report are untrue. Ben Kingsley has made no such admission.  The false report comes from the fake-news website Studio Exec, which claims to be satirical. None of the stories published on the site should be taken seriously.

Example

BEN KINGSLEY’S DOG FIGHTING SHAME

HOLLYWOOD – Oscar winner and Knight Bachelor of the British Empire Sir Ben Kingsley today admitted that he is a dog fighting addict.

Ben kingsley


Detailed Analysis

Report Claims Ben Kingsley is a Dog Fighting Addict

According to a message circulating via social media, actor Sir Ben Kingsley has admitted to being a dog fighting addict. Supposedly, Kingsley told the Studio Exec about his gory addiction and admitted that he has been 'seeking aid from an RSPCA group dedicated to helping Dog Fight Addicts to ween themselves off the habit'.

Report is False - Comes from Fake-News Site Studio Exec

However, the claims in the report are nonsense. Ben Kingsley has made no such admission. The bogus report comes courtesy of the fake-news website Studio Exec, which claims to be satirical.

The site includes the following disclaimer on its About Page:

The Studio Exec is a satirical website which publishes spoof articles except for the ones which are real. To be honest we don’t know which is which but we are confident that you are more intelligent than us and will be able to work it out.
None of the articles published on the site should be taken seriously.

Users Should Verify Social Media 'News' Reports Before Sharing

More and more fake-news 'satirical' websites have appeared on the Internet in recent years. And between them, they produce a seemingly endless stream of nonsensical reports disguised as news.
It is therefore important to verify any 'news' stories that come your way via social media before you share them on your networks. Checking via an online news aggregator service will usually reveal if a circulating report is true.



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Last updated: November 6, 2014
First published: November 6, 2014
By Brett M. Christensen
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