Hoaxes

fake news

Boomers Share the Most Fake News on Facebook, Study Finds

A new study found that age was the main factor that determined whether someone would spread misinformation on Facebook.
Sarah Emerson
1.9.19
YouTube

Can Wikipedia Solve YouTube's Conspiracy Theory Problem?

The Wikimedia Foundation wasn’t given warning before Susan Wojcicki announced at SXSW that YouTube is planning to use its content to debunk fake news.
Samantha Cole
3.14.18
lolsocleveromg

Two Dudes Wrote a Fake Penis Study and Got It Published to Slam Gender Research

It goes on to state that if we shift our societal understanding of the penis, we could better combat climate change.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.5.17
News

This List of Fake News Websites Proliferating on Facebook Is Staggering

A media professor assembled a list of known purveyors of fake news for the sake of her students. But it's now public, and has grown to include nearly 150 websites.
Samantha Cole
11.15.16
Twitter

Trump Protesters Falsely Accused of Anti-Chinese Racism in Viral Weibo Story

Fake information is not just a problem for American social media.
Sarah Jeong
11.15.16
Culture

How to Convince People Your Fake Website for Thigh Gap Jewelry Is Real

The hardest part about an internet hoax is timing the reveal.
Adrianne Jeffries
4.1.16
Science

​Will Every Field of Science Inevitably Spawn Its Own Truther Movement?

The truther is out there.
Becky Ferreira
2.5.16
News

Cock.li Email Server Seized After LA Bomb Scare, Admin Says

It wouldn't be the first time the meme email service has been the subject of an investigation.
Joseph Cox
12.21.15
All in Your Head

Faking Your Death Online Is a Lot Harder Than It Used to Be

In the early days of social media, death’s clammy hand was never far from a user’s shoulder.
Roisin Kiberd
10.29.15
Photos

'Shark Swims Down a Flooded Street' Is a Viral Hoax That Won't Die

It's still fake.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.5.15
News

Livestreaming Torture Is the Dark Web's Favorite Hoax

This weekend, hoaxers said they would livestream the torture and murder of seven ISIS terrorists.
Jason Koebler
8.31.15
Science

Why This Guy Faked a Scientific Study that Got Massive Hype

The study, which purportedly showed chocolate can aid weight loss, was covered around the globe.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.28.15
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