Facebook Privacy Hoax Is Idiotic, But Privacy Isn’t – Here’s How to Manage Yours

Over the past week, you may have seen a friend or family member post something like this: Now it’s official! It has been published in the media. Facebook has just released the entry price: $5.99 to keep the subscription of…

Facebook Privacy Hoax Still Making the Rounds, Still Dumb As Ever

Every time one of these Facebook privacy hoaxes starts making the rounds, I don’t want to write anything about it. It’s like beating a dead horse. But it’s not really a dead horse. It’s a zombie horse. And when I…

Facebook Scam Targets Those Impatient for a Dislike Button

So you want to be able to show your friends and family just how much you hate their posts? You may, at some point, get a dislike button. Probably not the kind you’re thinking of, but maybe. Dislike hype is…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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)…

“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…

Facebook Monthly Fee Hoax Resurfaces, Is Still Incredibly Stupid

“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 Drug Task Force’ Hoax Shows Desperate Need for More Satire Tags

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, It’s Just a Dumb Hoax

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…

KFC Scarred Little Girl Was A Hoax

The story of a badly disfigured little girl, who was asked to leave a Mississippi KFC restaurant, may have been a complete hoax. According to the Laurel Leader-Call, the allegations that three-year-old Victoria Wilcher and her grandmother were asked to…