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This Photo Claiming to be ‘Cassini’s Last Image’ is Totally Fake

Have you seen this photo, supposedly showing the last image captured by the Cassini space probe before it crashed into Saturn’s atmosphere? It’s beautiful. But unfortunately, it’s also totally fake. Read More >>

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The Viral Robot Video That’s Freaking Everyone Out Is Totally Fake

Have you seen this video of a very human-looking robot walking up a driveway? It’s gotten a lot of people online freaked out about the coming robot apocalypse. But you can rest easy... for now. This “robot” was created using computer graphics. As in, it’s totally fake. Read More >>

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Artist Adds Honesty to Facebook’s Poster Ads

Someone with access to a big printer has been specially adapting Facebook posters around London, turning the company's attempts at mindwashing the capital with positive corporate thoughts into rather more honest takes on how the social network makes a living. Read More >>

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Fake Influencer Babe Showered With Offers of Freebies

A fake social media account populated with stock photography of food, beaches, legs looking like sausages and a blonde woman staring at foreign trees while thinking about if her phone's going to get a data connection here or not, has been racking up offers of free stuff despite being a known scam and its followers consisting mostly of bought-in bots. Read More >>

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Russian State TV Photoshops an Awkward Smile on Kim Jong Un’s Face

Russia’s Channel One aired a segment yesterday about Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s recent meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. But one part of the news broadcast was pretty weird. Take a look at Kim’s face in the screenshot on the left. Kim has been photoshopped to look like he’s smiling. And it’s not even a very good photoshop job. Read More >>

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This Viral Video of Ducks Waiting for a Green Light to Cross the Street Is Totally Fake

Have you seen this video of ducks in Germany waiting for a green light before they cross the street? It’s gone viral, getting tens of thousands of views on Twitter and over 2.5 million views on Facebook. But the video is totally fake. The ducks are computer generated. Read More >>

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A Notorious Scammer Tricked Twitter Into Thinking He was in Syria

During the coordinated airstrikes in Syria launched by the United States, France, and Britain in response to a chemical attack on civilians believed to be carried out by the Assad regime, Twitter users rushed to find reliable sources of information about the attack. Unfortunately, many of them were tricked by Arturas Kerelis, a scammer pretending to be an authority on the situation. Read More >>

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BBC Admits Getting Tribespeople to Fake Scenes for TV

Scenes from the BBC's 2011 series Human Planet were faked in part, the corporation has admitted, with the local tribespeople revealing that they pretended to need a new treehouse in order to give the film crew something interesting to record. Read More >>

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Julian Assange, Notable Edgy 14-Year-Old, Tweets Fake Ricky Gervais Quote in Earnest

Julian Assange likes to boast that WikiLeaks has a “perfect record” of “accurate vetting.” But if Assange’s Twitter account is any indication, Assange can’t even spot a ridiculous parody of “edginess” when he sees it. Read More >>

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Viral Photo of Stephen Hawking at a Vietnam War Protest Is a Lie

Have you seen this photo of Stephen Hawking protesting the Vietnam War in 1968? It’s a powerful image, but it’s not actually Hawking. Gizmodo has confirmed with the National Portrait Gallery in London that it doesn’t actually know who the bespectacled man with canes might be. Read More >>

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Russian State TV Airs Video Game Clip as Real War Footage

Russian state TV aired a short video clip last night that was supposed to be from the brutal war in Syria. But it was actually from a video game called ARMA 3. And for some reason this seems to be happening again and again and again. Read More >>

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That Viral Video of a Shop Robbery is Worse Than Fake

An extremely compelling video has racked up over 2 million views on Twitter in less than 24 hours. It appears to show security footage of two young skateboarders stealing chips from a convenience store when a dude with a shotgun enters and attempts to rob the place. Read More >>

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Fake Fake Fur That’s Actually Real Fur is Confusing Everyone

The Commons Environment Committee is launching an inquiry into fake fur on sale in the UK, suggesting that some fake fur is actually real fur that's being marketed as fake fur -- presumably because skinning a fox in some unregulated backwater is cheaper than importing a nice roll of the fake stuff. Read More >>

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America Hasn’t Realised That ‘Town Crier’ Who Made the Royal Engagement Announcement Is Totally Fake

Did you see that video of the town crier announcing the engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle? Yes, the happy couple are really going to have a royal wedding. But that “town crier” is just a random guy dressed in goofy clothes and has nothing to do with Buckingham Palace. Read More >>

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Apple Criticised for Not Investigating App Developer Who Faked Her Cancer

When the Apple Watch launched in 2015, Belle Gibson was touted by Apple as a star. Not only had Gibson supposedly cured her own cancer through healthy eating, she now had an app for both the iPhone and Apple Watch that could help others do the same. But now that her own cancer and “cure” have been exposed as fake, people are asking what responsibility Apple had to the public. Read More >>