Last night, Paris was struck yet again by a terror attack, killing a police officer and has leaving two other people critically injured. But if you see the video below, purporting to show “a crowd of ‘moderate’ Muslims celebrating the Paris terror attack in London,” don’t believe it. It’s not what it appears to be.
Did a man in Japan really get crushed to death by his porn collection? No. But you’d be forgiven for thinking otherwise, thanks to this dumb game of Telephone we call The Internet.
Carrie Fisher was a brilliant writer, an amazing actress, and, by most accounts, just a good human being. She passed away yesterday and I, like many people, took to social media to mourn the loss of this incredible pop culture icon. But I unknowingly helped spread a meme that turns out to be fake. Did you see that…
Did you see that story about a 5-year-old boy and his dying wish to see Santa Claus? Of course you did. The heartbreaking tale has been seen and heard by millions of people around the world. It went viral earlier this week when it was retold by virtually every major news outlet. The only problem? It’s almost certainly…
We live in an age of fakes. But it seems that all those fake stories and photos that we see swirling around the internet are somehow getting even worse. Did you hear about the guy who brought a gun to a DC pizza shop because of a conspiracy theory he read online? Yes, the internet’s fakes bleed into the “real world”…
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water ... it totally was.
This photo of Fidel Castro holding a baby went viral back in 2015, when Justin Trudeau was first elected the Prime Minister of Canada. Numerous websites claimed that the baby was Justin Trudeau. And now that Castro has died, we’re seeing the photo spreading far and wide yet again. But that’s not Justin Trudeau. It’s…
Donald Trump has repeatedly said some disgusting, sexual things about his own daughter, Ivanka. But did Ivanka once reply that if he wasn’t her father that she’d spray him with Mace? No. The quote that seems to suggest otherwise is totally fake.
On Friday, many news sources reported that people RCN Boston mistakenly broadcast a half hour of hardcore pornography last night on CNN. If we look a little deeper, we can see this may not be true. The International Business Times first reported the story based on a series of tweets from one account that is now private
Have you seen this photo of White House staffers looking depressed today? It was supposedly taken today, when Obama welcomed Donald Trump to the White House for a visit. But it’s not—the photo is from yesterday when President Obama made an upbeat announcement about Donald Trump’s future presidency.
Have you seen this photo of President Obama telling a scary story with his head inside his shirt? It’s currently doing the rounds on social media as “the single greatest photo of any president” ever. But it’s totally fake.
Every time a natural disaster hits, we see plenty of fake photos on social media. And with Hurricane Matthew currently hitting Florida, there are lots of fake images currently doing the rounds. The short version: If you see a photo of sharks in the streets, it’s probably fake.
Have you seen this video of a hawk crashing a picnic in Australia? The bird picks up a snake and tosses it at some people minding their own business. The poor folks then run off in horror. The video has gone viral, with nearly 1 million views in the past day. But it’s totally fake.
Do you notice anything weird about this ad for the new season of Supergirl that’s coming out in October on the CW network? Look closer...
Is this horrifying monstrosity what happens when you put your phone in a microwave? No, it’s not—not even close. The video it fake. But that didn’t stop the infamous Twitter account SciencePorn from tweeting it out and causing it to go viral yet again.
I saw a curious quote on Twitter yesterday that was attributed to none other than Theodore Roosevelt: “To anger a conservative lie to him, to anger a liberal tell him the truth.” The only problem with this quote? Roosevelt never said it.
Do you ever feel like half the images you see online are fake? So do we. Below we’ve pulled together twelve photos and GIFs that have been floating around the internet recently. And they’re all fake.