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Left-Wing Celebrities Share Fake News About Iran Executing 15,000 Protesters

A viral infographic that claimed the government of Iran has sentenced 15,000 protesters to death was uncritically reposted and signal-boosted by several top left-leaning celebrities on Monday, including actresses Viola Davis and Sophie Turner – and perhaps most disturbingly, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who responded to the disinformation with an official condemnation as the Canadian head of government.

TOPSHOT - Iranian pro-government demonstrators raise national flags and pictures of the Islamic republic's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, as they gather in the capital Tehran's central Enghelab Square on November 25, 2019, to condemn days of "rioting" that Iran blames on its foreign foes. - In a shock announcement …

Disney’s ‘Star Wars’ Actor Mark Hamill Spreads Fake News Claiming Florida Banned ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

At the center of every viral fake news hoax targeting conservatives is usually a Hollywood celebrity who is gullible or dishonest enough to spread the lie Typhoid Mary-like all over social media. This week, it was Mark Hamill’s turn to serve as super-spreader for the left, sharing fake news that Florida schools had banned Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

WESTWOOD, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 14: Mark Hamill attends the Premiere of Lionsgate's "Knives Out" at Regency Village Theatre on November 14, 2019 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)