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Facebook Is Finally Trying to Stop Those Dumb Hoaxes from Spreading

Facebook Is Finally Trying to Stop Those Dumb Hoaxes from Spreading

By Josh Wolford January 20, 2015

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 …

Hugh Hefner Falls Victim to Internet Death Hoax

Like many before him and still many more to come, Playboy Hugh Hefner was recently killed – by the Internet. Over the weekend, an article appeared on the site nbctoday.co claiming that Hefner had died of natural causes at the …

Facebook Monthly Fee Hoax Resurfaces, Still Dumb Facebook Monthly Fee Hoax Resurfaces, Still Dumb

“Facebook is a free site and will never require that you pay to continue using the site.” You may not trust Facebook all of the time, but you should trust them on this. Facebook’s business model does not and will …

Betty White Isn’t Dead, Just the Victim of a Bad Pun

Betty White, the 92-year-old comedienne and actress who seems to only get better with age, is fine. Despite what you may have heard on Twitter, White is not dead. But she is the victim of a bad pun. ‘Satirical’ news …

Facebook Needs to Up the Volume of Satire Tags, Stat Facebook Needs to Up the Volume of Satire Tags, Stat

Last week, Facebook began reminding idiots that The Onion, as well as articles from other “satirical” sources, were in fact satire. And like a beaming white patronus in the forest of idiocy, thousands of clueless souls stepped up to provide …

Orange Is The New Black Wasn't Canceled Orange Is The New Black Wasn't Canceled

Despite what you might have read over the weekend, the ladies of Litchfield will be back for a third season. Self-proclaimed “satirical and entertainment website” Empire News published an article on Friday with the clickbaity headline “Netflix Pulls Plug On …

Cloned Dinosaur Story is a Complete Hoax

Last week a story appearing on the website Newshound.biz reported that British scientists had successfully cloned a dinosaur. Citing scientists and spokespersons from Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), the story stated that a baby Apatasaurus named “spot” had been born …

Facebook Shutting Down Hoax Resurfaces, Inexplicably Facebook Shutting Down Hoax Resurfaces, Inexplicably

Hey guys – read this and let me know what you think: Dear Facebook members, Facebook is supposed to be closing down March 15th because it is becoming very overpopulated. There have been many members complaining that Facebook is becoming …

Facebook Profile Viewer Scam Is Still a Thing Facebook Profile Viewer Scam Is Still a Thing

Guys, we need to talk. It appears that people still think that there’s some way to see who has viewed their Facebook profiles. Scammers keep designing bogus apps to capitalize on this belief, and there’s a new one in town …

Facebook Video Ads Hoax Claims Users Have a Say Facebook Video Ads Hoax Claims Users Have a Say

Video ads are likely coming to your news feed, and despite what a popular hoax message is telling you, they’re not going to be as bad as you think and you definitely don’t have a say in whether or not …

No, Instagram Isn't Deleting Accounts No, Instagram Isn't Deleting Accounts
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No, Instagram isn’t going to delete your account. Keep filtering and carry on. Thursday night, Instagram has some technical issues that caused some people to be locked out of their accounts. Rumors swirled that Instagram was deleting accounts – possibly …

Eminem Stabbed? Nope, Just Another Facebook Hoax
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Rapper Eminem left nearly DEAD after being stabbed 4 times in NYC! That’s the message circulating around Facebook right now. The post claims that the whole thing was caught on surveillance video, and offers a link to said video. Luckily …

Tiny ‘Alien’ Skeleton Debunked by DNA Evidence
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A tiny humanoid skeleton found in Chile’s Atacama Desert has been hailed by UFO conspiracists for years as proof of extraterrestrial life. Now, actual science has proven that the skeleton, as with all currently known life, originated on Earth. According …

Joel Osteen: Hoax Hasn't Upset Him

Earlier this week, a late April Fool’s hoax made its debut, alleging that popular U.S. pastor Joel Osteen had renounced Christianity. Osteen is the pastor of a mega-church in Houston, Texas, and has a worldwide broadcast ministry that has made …

New Facebook Share Hoax Uses Starving Children New Facebook Share Hoax Uses Starving Children
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Facebook is not, nor will they ever be in the business of donating money to causes based on sharing content on the site. This is a fact, not a theory. But some people still fail to understand this. Even people …

Facebook Scam Poses as Message from 'Zurckerberg' Facebook Scam Poses as Message from 'Zurckerberg'
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Facebook CEO Mark Zurckerberg is not sending out privacy notices, requesting that users verify their accounts. That’s because no such messages would ever come from the Facebook CEO. There’s also that pesky little detail that the CEO of Facebook is …

No, There Is Certainly No Facebook Jail No, There Is Certainly No Facebook Jail
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Don’t worry, there is no Facebook Jail – although the concept is intriguing. An old viral hoax involving account suspensions and friend requests has morphed to suggest that sending too many requests could land you in this hellish place. The …