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False alarm about the destruction of the oldest tree in the world The false news, spread by a 'hoax' website, caused alarm among conservationists.

False alarm about the destruction of the oldest tree in the world The false news, spread by a 'hoax' website, caused alarm among conservationists.

The equivocal news indicated that some loggers had entered to work within the territory of the Matsé indigenous reserve, located on the border between Peru and Brazil, when they accidentally felled one of those ancestral trees.

They even placed the testimony of an alleged leader of the Matsé tribe named “Tahuactep”, who gives his testimony with these words: “That tree is the spirit of nature, all the force of life came from it. They have destroyed Aotlcp-Awak, they have brought darkness not only on the people, but on the world ”.

Later, the portal quotes a specialist from the “Rainforest Protection Coalition”, who assures that said reserve was exploited by energy companies at the expense of indigenous communities.

The truth came to light when the English press, such as the Independent, followed the alleged news portal World News Daily Report and detected the lies. The most obvious is that this page has been created as a “hoax”, that is, a fake news portal whose objective is to create alarm among the population. One proof is that in the description of the website (section "we") there is no identified writer. It only says: "Our new team of journalists is made up of award-winning Christian, Muslim and Jewish journalists, former Mossad agents and veterans of the Israeli armed forces."

The second thing is that the so-called “Rainforest Protection Coalition”, which was quoted in the news, really does not exist. It is therefore suspected that neither "Tahuactep", the supposed leader Matsé.

Note: The Samauma timber species is on the list of trees that cannot be cut down. These grow in different Amazon regions of the South American continent and are considered the tallest trees in the world.

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