Tagged With Hoax

Stop taking the police solely at their word


Twitter suspended hundreds of accounts that used '#dcblackout' to spread false reports of a communications blackout


Facebook was wrongly blocking news articles about the coronavirus pandemic for a full day — here's why it took so long to fix such a major issue



A man was arrested after claiming he tested positive for the COVID-19 virus during a Facebook Live broadcast in a North Carolina Walmart


A viral rumour about Costco toilet paper being recalled is a hoax


A YouTuber whose ex-boyfriend faked her death said she never wanted to be a part of the hoax



A YouTube star admitted his girlfriend is still alive after he uploaded fake videos saying she'd been killed by a drunk driver and he had made contact with her spirit via a Ouija board


Instagram chief Adam Mosseri and his family have reportedly been targeted by multiple 'swatting' calls, drawing armed police to their homes in San Francisco and New York


No, you don't have to publicly declare that Instagram can't use your photos — you already said yes when you signed up


Sorry, everyone — the story of a 15-year-old Kentucky teen tweeting from a smart fridge is almost certainly a hoax


A Facebook executive was the victim of a hoax claiming he had shot his wife and taken his children hostage


An elaborate hoax fooled some into believing the Washington Redskins had changed their controversial name



Best Buy explains why it charged $42 for a case of water in Texas during the hurricane in 'a big mistake'


The inspiring Tube sign everyone is sharing after the Westminster attack ... is fake


Something's really amiss about the claims of this blogger who was being 'stalked around the world'


Here's the only thing you need to know about Mars being 'the same size' as the moon on August 27



Everybody calm down -- The Rock and Vin Diesel are probably still friends


Taylor Swift's outfits all but prove her newest relationship is a hoax


This Black Friday brawl over a vegetable steamer is so outrageous, it has to be fake


Copy-and-pasting that viral Facebook copyright warning does nothing