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Did Paddy Power really cut down part of the Amazon rainforest?

When Paddy Power showed their support for England's World Cup team by seemingly carving up the Amazon rainforest, the internet was

It started with this tweet:

And there were people who got a bit angry:

And people who thought it was funny:

And people who thought it was a hoax:

And people who thought it was a hoax and mocked the people who thought it was real:

And even people who didn't believe the people who said it was fake:

So was it real or was it fake?

After several hours of this:

And this:

And a bit more of this:

Paddy Power finally held up its hands and admitted it was a stunt:

And people applauded them for bringing attention to an important issue:

Here's how they did it.

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