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Are disposable paper phones coming soon?

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Disposable paper phones coming soon….as the world gets more technologically advanced!

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A video purportedly showing a salesperson from a mobile shop demonstrating the features of the paper phone to two of their customers is circulated widely on social media platforms including Twitter and Facebook. This video is shared with the claim that the world gets more technologically advanced with disposable paper phones as the video shows paper phone making calls and sending messages. Posts with such a claim can be seen here, here, here, and here.

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What is the truth?

When searching with the keywords ‘disposable paper phone’ it resulted in a video from the truTV Youtube channel. The truTV logo is also seen in the viral video.

The YouTube video titled ‘The Carbonaro Effect – Disposable Paper Phone’ dated 16, June 2016 is found with matching visuals from the viral video. The description part reads “Michael demonstrates the latest in mobile phone technology: a pre-paid phone made entirely from paper” in the beginning and later goes on mentioning that “Michael Carbonaro is a magician by trade, but a prankster by heart. In THE CARBONARO EFFECT, Michael performs baffling tricks on unsuspecting people in everyday situations, all caught on hidden camera. Everyone is left stunned and delighted, even though they have no idea what just hit them”.

When searching for ‘The Carbonaro Effect’, it is found that the television program is created by Michael Carbonaro for the truTV network. And the program is all about the Magician Michael interacting with people at random places and surprising them with magic tricks and pranks which are captured in a hidden camera.

Michael Carbonaro’s website mentioned the TV program “In truTV’s comedic series THE CARBONARO EFFECT, Michael performs baffling tricks on unsuspecting people in everyday situations, all caught on hidden camera.  Everyone is left stunned and delighted, even though they have no idea what just hit them”.

Conclusion

It is found that a prank video captured for the truTV program ‘The Carbonaro Effect’ is shared with a misleading claim that the world gets more technologically advanced with disposable paper phones.

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