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Facebook May Not Let You Edit Article Headlines Anymore So That ‘Publishers’ Content Is Not Misrepresented’

Facebook May Not Let You Edit Article Headlines Anymore So That ‘Publishers’ Content Is Not Misrepresented’

Though it’s not an entirely new phenomenon, headline skimming has most certainly increased in the social media era. Who the hell has time to read every article someone posts on Facebook? Most of the time, it’s sufficient to read the headline, check out the brief article preview description, look at the attached image and move on. Even if you aren’t …

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Fake Twitter Buyout Article Fools Everyone, Sends Stock Soaring

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 bloomberg.market and made to look exactly like a Bloomberg Business article. “Twitter is working closely …

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No, a Drone Didn’t Crash into an Airplane

No, a Drone Didn’t Crash into an Airplane

A video of a small drone crashing into the wing of an airplane isn’t real, so stop sharing it. Or keep sharing it, but make sure you put it in the right context. BranitFX uploaded a video on Tuesday titled “NYC Drone Collision (happens at 00:16)”. The short clip shows the wing of a plane, as filmed from inside the …

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Facebook ‘Powerball’ Scam Screws Woman out of $10K

Neither Facebook nor its CEO Mark Zuckerberg are ever going to give you money, unless you’re a charity – then you might get a fat donation from Zuck. But for average, everyday people on Facebook, anyone claiming to have money for you is lying. Most of us would reply duh to that – but some of the oldest scams in …

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Kanye West Wasn’t Banned from the Grammys Damnit Stop Sharing These Hoax Articles

A disclaimer at the bottom of every page on the site Huzelrs.com reads: Huzlers.com is the most notorious urban satirical entertainment website with the most shocking headlines and articles. Likewise, a disclaimer on the “about us” page of The Adobo Chronicles reads: THE ADOBO CHRONICLES is your source of up-to-date, unbelievable news. Everything you read on this site is based …

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Please Stop Falling for Facebook Porn Scams

Over the weekend, more than 110,000 people managed to infect themselves with malware by clicking on a Facebook link. That number is still climbing. How? “The trojan tags the infected user’s friends in an enticing post. Upon opening the post, the user will get a preview of a porn video which eventually stops and asks for downloading a (fake) flash …

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Facebook Is Finally Trying to Stop Those Dumb Hoaxes from Spreading

If the grand experiment that is social media has taught us one thing, it’s that people have no shame. If it’s taught us anything else, it’s that people will fall for anything. Because you can’t be trusted to recognize a hoax when you see one, Facebook has announced that it is taking steps to minimize the effectiveness of such hoaxes. …

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Facebook Hoax Promises Hot Snapchat Photos, Delivers Only Fraud

If you’re scrolling through your news feed and come across a pair of boobs and a promise of hot Snapchats, ignore your impulses and avoid. It’s a scam. Specifically, you might see links to articles called “10 Hottest Leaked Snapchats Ever” or “Welcome to new batch of Snapchat leaked.” If you click, you’ll likely be taken to fraudulent websites under …

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Faceboozled: The Facebook Hoaxes That Duped Your Gullible Friends (and Likely Will Again)

“You can’t believe everything that you read, and that goes double for stuff on Facebook.” – Mark Zuckerberg* Recently, a very old and very stupid hoax made the rounds on Facebook. It wasn’t the first time, and you can be certain that it won’t be the last time. Facebook hoaxes have a zombie-like quality to them, and there’s no cure …

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Ricky Martin Isn’t Dead, Just Chillin in #Heaven

Ricky Martin is alive and well, relaxing on the beach in #heaven. Martin is the latest victim of the ubiquitous celebrity death hoax, as the internet killed him off over the weekend. The hoax seems to have originated from a YouTube video, in which a poorly-dubbed official at a press conference reports the singer had been killed in a car …

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Facebook Privacy Hoax Returns to Dupe the Highly Dupable

Don’t be the guy who posts that completely useless privacy notice on Facebook … again. Hey, better safe than sorry, right? Wrong. Just say no. A hoax as old as any (and there are a lot inside the Facebook bubble) has resurfaced, tricking a new round of users (and likely some of the same) into posting a completely meaningless privacy …

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“Drunk Girl” Video Is A Viral Hoax, Completely Faked

“‘Drunk girl in public’ prank will make you lose faith in humanity” read the headlines of Metro, Blender Fox, and London Report. The “Drunk Girl” video went viral, garnering 4.5 million views, and showcasing a series of men conspiring to take advantage of an intoxicated Los Angeles woman as she walks down Hollywood Boulevard in the middle of the day. …

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