NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

AMANDA SEITZ, BEATRICE DUPUY and ARIJETA LAJKA Associated Press A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts:CLAIM: So-called "climate change" is mostly driven by factors unrelated to human activity, NASA scientists say. THE FACTS: Articles circulating online in early October wrongly suggest that NASA has rejected human responsibility for climate change and, instead, attributed the phenomenon to variations in Earth's axis and tilt. "Oh for heaven's sake," Kate Marvel, a research scientist for NASA, said in an email response to the claim. She told The Associated Press that scientists at the federal
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