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No, Jim Carrey Is NOT Moving to Lake Macquarie, Australia

by Brett M. Christensen

Outline:
Report being shared via social media claims that US actor Jim Carrey is moving to Lake Macquarie, Australia, because he is tired of the LA lifestyle and is looking for a ‘big change in life.

Brief Analysis:
The claims in the report are untrue. Jim Carrey has not announced that he is moving to Lake Macquarie. The false report comes from a clickbait publication that bills itself as a ‘fantasy news’ site. In fact, this report is just one in an ongoing series of false ‘celebrity moving’ stories that are currently being churned out by a network of almost identical ‘fantasy news’ websites.


Example:
Jim Carrey Explains Why He’s Moving to Lake Macquarie, Australia

LAKE MACQUARIE, Australia – In a huge surprise to everyone in Los Angeles, Hollywood actor Jim Carrey reveals in a new interview that he is moving to the Lake Macquarie, Australia area. He tells the magazine that he is “tired of the L.A. lifestyle” and is looking for a big change in life.im Carrey Moving to Lake Macquarie Hoax



Detailed Analysis:
According to a report that is being passed around via social media, much loved actor Jim Carrey has announced that he is moving to Lake Macquarie, Australia. The report explains that the star is ‘tired of the L.A. lifestyle’ and is looking for a big change in life. Supposedly, Jim said that he would ‘rather just live in a place full of real, genuine people’ and Lake Macquarie fit the bill.

But, sadly for Aussie fans of the star, the claims in the report are nonsense. Jim Carrey has not announced any plans to move to Australia.  And there are no credible news or entertainment reports that support the claim that Jim is relocating to Lake Macquarie.  The report is a work of pure fiction that comes from a fake-news website called WMAC News.  The site includes the following disclaimer on its About Page:

WMAC News is a fantasy news site.  Most articles on wmacnews.com are satire or pure fantasy.

And, in fact, this story is just one among dozens of other almost identical – and equally false – reports that claim that various high-profile celebrities have announced that they are moving to unexpected locations. The reports come from a growing network of very similar fake-news sites that, between them, churn out an endless stream of celebrity flavoured drivel.

Alternative versions of the same ‘moving to’ report have named Eminem, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, and a host of others. Be wary of any social media message that follows the format of the one above and claims that some celebrity is moving to some new location.




Last updated: May 5, 2016
First published: May 5, 2016
By Brett M. Christensen
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References
No, Eminem Is NOT Moving To Eagan, Minnesota
Lady Gaga Is NOT Moving To Utica, New York
Justin Bieber Is NOT Moving To Roanoke, Texas

 

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