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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘internet hoax’

Selena Quintanilla-Perez Killer Early Release Hoax. How One Site Fooled Everyone.

Once again, a fake news site has caused an uproar in the real world. The National Report ran a fake story earlier this week that the killer of famed Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez would be released from prison early. The idea that Selena’s killer might be free to walk sparked some serious outrage, especially in South Texas, where Selena is …

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Malaysia Airlines Ad: Real Or Hoax?

By now you have likely heard about how a Malaysia Airlines flight went missing over a week ago. Even as twenty different countries search for some remnants of the Boeing 777, it seems that an old Malaysia Airlines advertisement has surfaced. An ad that in retrospect appears disturbingly ironic. If you’re on Twitter, you may have seen an image being …

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Hoverboards Hoax: Funny Or Die Confesses it Was a Lie

Every Back to the Future fan who dreamed of owning a hoverboard came closer to seeing this become a reality yesterday. Tony Hawk, Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd), and a mysterious company called HUVr released videos claiming that a hoverboard has finally been created. Hoverboards became famous from Back to the Future II. Since the film’s release, people have hoped that …

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Casino Snakes Rumor Is Just Another Internet Hoax

How about this sequel title to Snakes On a Plane? Snakes In a Casino. One thing the internet is certainly good for is the ability to spread rumors and spread them fast. However, it’s not true, despite what you’ve read or what your co-worker told you. There are no snakes slithering around the craps table, slinking around the roulette wheel …

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Kimberly Williams-Paisley and Husband Are Victims of Online Cancer Hoax

Internet hoaxes are nothing new, unfortunately, and they range from tricking someone into thinking they’re falling in love with someone to scamming people out of their hard-earned money. The latest hoax is targeting celebrities and works by playing on their emotions by sending a letter from a child dying with cancer. Nashville star Kimberly Williams-Paisley and husband Brad Paisley found …

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