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

Costco has been the subject of false online rumours regarding a Kirkland toilet paper recall. The internet hoax claims that the warehouse chain’s in-house brand has been somehow tainted by the coronavirus. Fact-checking site Snopes debunked the outlandish claim. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. False rumours that Costco […]
A viral rumour about Costco toilet paper being recalled is a hoax
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No, Instagram isn’t restricting your posts so that only 7% of your followers see them

There’s viral disinformation circulating about alleged changes to Instagram’s algorithm. The hoax claims that the Facebook-owned social network is restricting the reach of users’ posts to just 7% of their followers. Spoiler alert: It’s not true. Another day, another viral hoax about how social networks operate. Misinformation has been spreading […]
No, Instagram isn’t restricting your posts so that only 7% of your followers see them
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Bitcoin scammers are sending bomb threat emails to millions around the world, but authorities are confirming ‘NO DEVICES have been found’

On Thursday, numerous reports emerged of people receiving extortion emails demanding recipients send $US20,000 in Bitcoin to a particular Bitcoin address. The emails stated that failure to send the payment would result in that person’s workplace being blown up by an explosive device. Police forces from cities in multiple countries […]
Bitcoin scammers are sending bomb threat emails to millions around the world, but authorities are confirming ‘NO DEVICES have been found’