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This Video of ‘Muslims Celebrating the Paris Terror Attack’ Is Totally Fake

Last night, Paris was struck yet again by a terror attack, killing a police officer and has leaving two other people critically injured. But if you see the video below, purporting to show “a crowd of ‘moderate’ Muslims celebrating the Paris terror attack in London,” don’t believe it. It’s not what it appears to be. Read More >>

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This Viral Giraffe is Dead, So Feel Free to Give Up Hope Now

Have you seen this adorable photo of a baby giraffe getting a kiss from its mother? The picture has gone viral in the past few days. Steve Van Zandt, the famous Sopranos actor and musician, tweeted it yesterday with the caption, “And just when you’re ready to give up hope...” Read More >>

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Kids are Parroting Fake News in Their Schoolwork

Fake news, or bollocks made-up stuff to give it its proper title -- has become so entrenched in society that the children are inserting nonsense learned off the internet into their schoolwork. Read More >>

internet
It Sure Looks Like That Viral ‘Trump Cat’ Site Is a Massive Troll

Trump is, to put it mildly, oversensitive. From the bully pulpit of Twitter he lays into the source of any perceived insult, be it a union leader, Saturday Night Live, or a teenage girl. Similarly, his organisations are known for their willingness to threaten legal action. In concert, that’s what made a story about a teenage girl targeted by Trump’s lawyers for her viral cat site so believable. But the facts don’t add up. Read More >>

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Fortune Cites Fake Telegram From McDonald’s to President Nixon That Says ‘Retire Bitch’ 

Last week, the McDonald’s Twitter account got into a bit of trouble when it sent a tweet to President Trump calling him a “disgusting excuse for a president.” We still don’t know what happened (McDonald’s said its account was “compromised”) but Fortune magazine noted that it wasn’t the first time that McDonald’s had been aggressive against a sitting president. Read More >>

history
The Story Behind That JFK Quote About Destroying the CIA

John F. Kennedy campaigning in Indiana on October 5, 1960 (Photo by Sven Walnum)
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That Viral Story About a Japanese Man Crushed to Death by His Porn Collection is Totally Fake

Did a man in Japan really get crushed to death by his porn collection? No. But you’d be forgiven for thinking otherwise, thanks to this dumb game of Telephone we call The Internet. Read More >>

politics
Paper Accidentally Runs Photo of Alec Baldwin Instead of Donald Trump

A newspaper in the Dominican Republic has issued an apology for running “fake news” about the Trump regime. Did the paper question the racial superiority of Steve Bannon or doubt the size of Trump’s enormous hands? Nope. The paper accidentally ran a photo of Alec Baldwin playing Donald Trump on SNL instead of a photo showing the real president. Read More >>

politics
This Viral Photo of Steve Bannon Is Totally Fake

Over the past couple of weeks, this photo of Trump adviser Steve Bannon has been popping up on social media. Anthony Bourdain even tweeted that he thought Bannon might have syphilis. And whether Bourdain is joking or not, plenty of people think the photo is real. But it’s totally fake. Read More >>

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MPs Launch “Fake News” Inquiry

Parliament is launching a serious inquiry into the world of fake news, with a Culture, Media and Sport Committee set to examine whether or not making stuff up for clicks and likes is really having any tangible effect on society. Read More >>

politics
That Photo of Trump in the Oval Office Is Totally Fake

Back in September 2016, two months before the election, The New Yorker ran an article imagining the worst possible future: a Trump presidency. The article was accompanied by a mocked-up photo of Donald Trump in the Oval Office. Well, that darkest possible future really happened. And oddly enough, ABC News just accidentally used the fake photo for a TV promo. Read More >>

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69 Viral Images From 2016 That Were Totally Fake

The year 2016 will probably go down in history as the year of the fakes. There were plenty of fake news articles, and even plenty of debate about the definition of the word “fake.” Here at Gizmodo did our best in 2016 to keep you informed of the latest images on social media that were actually fake. Read More >>

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That Story About a Boy Dying In Santa’s Arms Is Totally Fake

Did you see that story about a 5-year-old boy and his dying wish to see Santa Claus? Of course you did. The heartbreaking tale has been seen and heard by millions of people around the world. It went viral earlier this week when it was retold by virtually every major news outlet. The only problem? It’s almost certainly fake. Read More >>