Newspaper uncovers fake sex story 'sting' - 2017-11-28

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F146.png Newspaper uncovers fake sex story 'sting' November 28, 2017, BBC News

The Washington Post says it has uncovered a failed "sting operation" by a group trying to peddle a sensational but false story to its journalists.

A source told the newspaper she had been impregnated as a teenager by US politician Roy Moore.

The Post said its research debunked her story, and that she worked for a group called Project Veritas, which it said "targets the mainstream news media".

The group said the Washington Post was reporting "an imagined sting".

But in an email sent to US followers - including journalists - it admitted its "investigative journalist" had had their cover blown.

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