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Fake clip viewed more than 17,000,000 times
Relax, world — your baby won’t get snatched by an eagle if you visit Montreal.
An online video of the massive bird plucking an infant off the ground was acknowledged by its creators as a fake Wednesday.
The admission came as the video was viewed millions of times on YouTube in the span of several hours and was the subject of news reports by dozens of media around the globe.
It was actually produced by students as a class project at a new-media training institute in Montreal.
Their assignment: create a viral video and a hoax.
They needn’t worry about their mark now. They were promised a 100 per cent score if they received 100,000 page views — and within a few hours, sometime after lunch Wednesday, they had smashed that target 50 times over.