All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘fake news’

Fake Twitter Buyout Article Fools Everyone, Sends Stock Soaring

Hoax articles – fooling everyone from your racist uncle on Facebook to top Wall Street investors. An article suggesting that Twitter had received a $31 billion offer sent the company’s stock prices soaring earlier this afternoon. The article, called Twitter Attracts Suitors, is hosted on and made to look exactly like a Bloomberg Business article. “Twitter is working closely …

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Charles Manson Hoax Reveals A Need To Fact Check

In today’s social media-driven world, it’s far too easy to take some “fact” found on the internet and run with it. Just look at Twitter. Celebrities are regularly murdered off by persons who feel that spreading fake death rumors is a valuable use of time. These kinds of rumors will always persist and spread so long as you have people …

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Subway Jared Death Hoax Goes Viral

Jared Fogle, better known as “Subway Jared” or the “Subway Guy”, is the latest victim of a celebrity death hoax. On Monday, the news of Fogle’s “death” went viral with thousands of people taking to their social media accounts to pay their respects to the Subway spokesman, using the hashtag #RIPSubwayJared. The hoax started on a fake website called …

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