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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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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 >>

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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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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 >>

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7 Viral Photos That are Totally Fake

We live in an age of fakes. But it seems that all those fake stories and photos that we see swirling around the internet are somehow getting even worse. Did you hear about the guy who brought a gun to a Washington DC pizza shop because of a conspiracy theory he read online? Yes, the internet’s fakes bleed into the “real world” all the time. Here are just a few of the fake photos you may have seen circulating recently. Read More >>

photography
2016’s Supposed ‘Photo of the Year’ Is a Big Fat Fake

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water ... it totally was. Read More >>

electronics
Fake Apple Chargers Are Even More Dangerous Than You Think

We’ve been telling you for years that fake Apple chargers are bad news, but a new study shows they are even worse than we thought. Read More >>