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"Dominos is now 50!" reads the Aug. 22 Facebook post on an account called "Dominos," misspelling Domino’s Pizza. "To celebrate we are giving each share by 7 today a coupon valid for 2 pizzas! - Dominos."
This post, which was shared more than 2,100 within the day, was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Facebook.)
Here, there are some clues that the pizza offer isn’t genuine. The "Dominos" Facebook account that posted the free-pizza promise was created today. The real Domino’s Pizza Facebook account was created Jan. 10, 2008.
Also, the company isn’t turning 50.
"We’re nearly 60!" Domino’s spokesperson Jenny Fouracre told us in an email.
We rate this Facebook post False.
Facebook post, Aug. 22, 2019
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Domino’s Pizza Facebook page, visited Aug. 22, 2019
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Email interview with Jenny Fouracre, public relations director, Domino’s Pizza, Aug. 22, 2019
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