Robert Downey Jr Not Moving To Sebastian, Florida News

Robert Downey Jr
Robert Downey Jr

SEBASTIAN – Several people are sharing an interview that was with Hollywood actor Robert Downey Jr about his decision to move to Sebastian, Florida.

This town has a lot of celebrities who travel through it, and one resident is legendary musician Arlo Guthrie. Therefore, the story that Downey is moving to the area isn’t too difficult to believe.

However, the article and interview is a hoax, and it’s from a fake news website owned by spammers.

The spammers created a URL and website to look like a local TV station. They try and get users to share the link to drive traffic to their fake site.

This is an old practice from the 1990’s when spammers used e-mail as a way to drive traffic. But today, we have social media.

Facebook is adding new procedures to stop this activity with tools to allow users to report these sites.

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About Andy Hodges
Andy Hodges grew up in Jupiter, Florida where he began his career in radio and TV broadcasting for over 12 years. He would make a career change to computer programming. Andy spent seven years working for tech companies in Atlanta before moving to Indian River County in 2002. He returned to the news sector in 2005 as a writer. Andy joined Sebastian Daily in 2016 as our editor in chief.