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Captivated by hoax, US learns about 'catfishing'

Jan 21, 2013 - 10:08 PM

A spectacular hoax involving a popular US sportsman s fake dead girlfriend has put a spotlight on a practice known as catfishing and raised fresh concerns about news media fact checking

Manti Te'o #5 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish warms up prior to playing against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2013 Discover BCS National Championship game at Sun Life Stadium on January 7, 2013 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP