12/20/2014 02:42 pm ET Updated Dec 20, 2014

Anatomy Of A Hoax: How A 17-Year-Old Built A Crazy Rumor That Swept Financial Media


Mohammed Islam, a 17-year-old high school senior, faced a camera in the fluorescent-lit offices of his press representatives and told an audience of strangers that his father wasn’t speaking to him: “My dad’s always told me to be truthful and I went against everything he said. I can’t even express how I can’t speak properly to him any more”.

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