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- Did a migrant document his journey to Europe on Instagram? Did a young Syrian boy save a friend from danger under a hail of bullets? Did a pair of magicians pull off the ultimate photobomb by performing a trick in the background of a news report outside the Houses of Parliament?The answer to all of these questions isâ€Šâ€”â€Šas great as the stories areâ€Šâ€”â€Šan unequivocal no. Did large, revered news organisations fall for the hoaxes? Unfortunately, yes.The â€˜too good to be trueâ€™ factor of a jaw-dropping story should be the first whiff of suspicion for any journalist.