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The Beaverton recently published a news satire piece on how Detroit was turning off the sunlight for low-income residents, and many on Facebook actually believed the story. Here’s a little excerpt: “In response to non-payment of property taxes, the City of Detroit has undertaken a massive city-wide effort to block sunlight from the homes of its poorest residents. ‘They came at 5am to install the sun blocker over my house,’ said Marcus Jones. ‘It was still dark out, so I didn’t notice it until hours later.’ Jones then directed reporters to the property boundary of his darkened home, demonstrating how his neighbour still had bright noon hour sunlight.” Continue reading for more.

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