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South Carolina’s Morning News was duped by a fake interview.

In a Dec. 3 retraction, SCNow.com reported that it had published an interview with Carolina Havor indoor football team co-owner Chris Duffy, but the interview was actually with an impostor posing as Duffy.

“Comments that were attributed to Duffy came from somebody who phoned the newspaper and falsely claimed to be Duffy,” the Morning News reported. “The Morning News apologizes for the mistake.”

The Morning News is a newspaper in Florence, South Carolina. SCNow.com is the website for the Morning News and other publications owned by the Berkshire Hathaway Company.

iMediEthics has written to the Morning News to ask how it learned it had been duped, and what steps it will take moving forward to safeguard against fake interviews.

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