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Internet hoaxes and attacks abound in recent weeks.
By James Montgomery
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At this point, Justin Bbetter' s camp is sort of used to the Internet hoaxes -
he' s had syphilis, gotten pregnant and even died afew times, ifyou can
believe what you read - but over the past week, there' s been one hoax
testjust won' t go away: his [supposed} concert stop in North Korea.
It all started with an alleged contest organized by a site called FEED cos".
that allowed fans to vote on which country he should visit on an upcoming
leg of his My Won' t!’ Tour, with absolutely no restrictions. That proved
advantageous for the jokesters over atthe notorious khan message board,
who encouraged folks to vote for North Korea - the communist nation
where citizens are denied Internet access and the media is strictly
controlled by the government.
Within days, North Korea climbed the charts, and by Wednesday, when
the contest ended, it had Leapfrogged Israel to claim the top spot. Of
course, the Internet went insane once again, and some media outlets even
reported that the contest was real.
But while the idea of Bieber performing for Kim Jonquil is certainly hilarious,
it' s not actually true. Sure, North Korea may have won the Fate contest,
but the contest was in no way sanctioned by Bieber or anyone in his camp,
according to a statement entailed on Wednesday (July T) to MTV News.
It was a spoof site," a spokesperson for Bieber wrote. "This is not a
So, sadly, the Justin Ember North Korea concert will not come to fruition
anytime soon, which the Internet attributed to something other than the
contest' s illegitimate Early Wednesday morning, more pranksters had
made the term on Google Trends "Justin Ember Hates