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Viral Video: Adele's 'Hello' Phone Call Seen From The Other Side

  • by: Maarten Schenk
  • (Tue, 29 Dec 2015 21:17:17 Z)

If you haven't been living under a rock the past few weeks you are probably familiar with Adele's hit song "Hello" in which she calls her ex to talk about past times and (maybe) patch things up. The funny people at CollegeHumor have used bits and pieces of her music video to imagine what that must have looked like on the other end of the line.

According to statistics collected by Lead Stories' Trendolizer it seems like the video is off to a strong start but it probably won't reach over 800 million views like the original...

About the author:

Maarten Schenk is our resident expert on fake news and hoax websites. He likes to go beyond just debunking trending fake news stories and is endlessly fascinated by the dazzling variety of psychological and technical tricks used by the people and networks who intentionally spread made-up things on the internet.  He can often be found at conferences and events about fake news, disinformation and fact checking when he is not in his office in Belgium monitoring and tracking the latest fake article to go viral.

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