A post with a video is being shared on Facebook by users claiming that a Saudi prince has lost money and wives in gambling. Let’s try to analyze the claim made in the post.
Claim: A Saudi prince has lost $350 million and 5 wives in poker.
Fact: The source for this video is a satirical page. The news clippings shown in the video are also taken from the same satirical page. So, there is nothing to be taken seriously. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.
When the news is searched on Google with the keywords “Saudi prince lost millions and wives”, a link to ‘World News Daily Report’ article can be found in the search results. The screenshots shown in the video are also taken from the same article. The article consists of all the information described in the video but at the bottom of the webpage, there is a description of the page. The description reads: “World News Daily Report assumes all responsibility for the satirical nature of its articles and for the fictional nature of their content. All characters appearing in the articles in this website – even those based on real people – are entirely fictional and any resemblance between them and any person, living, dead or undead, is purely a miracle.” So, the news reported on the page need not be taken seriously.
To sum it up, the Saudi prince did not lose millions and wives in gambling. It’s a satirical post.
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