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India Calls on WhatsApp to Stop the Spread of Hoax Messages That Have Led to Lynchings

WhatsApp is promising to introduce new features intended to prevent the spread of hoax messages in India following reports that more than one dozen lynchings have occurred in the country as a result of false rumours spread on the popular, Facebook-owned messaging service. Read More >>

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YouTube: What If We Just Inserted a Link to Wikipedia Under Some of the Conspiracy Videos

On Tuesday at tech festival SXSW, streaming site and Google subsidiary YouTube’s CEO Susan Wojcicki proposed one solution to the conspiracy screeds and “false flag” hoax videos that are slowly but surely taking over the site by gaming its algorithms. 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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These Viral Photos From Hurricane Matthew Are Totally Fake

Every time a natural disaster hits, we see plenty of fake photos on social media. And with Hurricane Matthew currently hitting the US, there are lots of fake images currently doing the rounds. The short version: If you see a photo of sharks in the streets, it’s probably fake. Read More >>

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No, Niantic Isn’t Making a Harry Potter Version of Pokémon Go

Since Pokémon Go hit the app stores, people have been wondering what other fictional universes they could be fun in augmented reality. Of course, Harry Potter is one that keeps showing up. Read More >>

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How the Rubik’s Cube Juggler Tricked the Internet

Last week the internet watched in amazement as Leo Weston solved three Rubik’s cubes while juggling them. Now he’s back to show us how he faked the entire thing, and its just as impressive. Read More >>

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Nine More Viral Photos That Are Completely Fake

The truth is out there. And by “out there” I mean anywhere but the internet. We see hundreds of images flash in front of our eyes every month. But these are the ones you might have seen recently that deserve a second look. Because they’re all fake. Read More >>

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Say Goodbye to the Back to the Future Day Hoax, One of the Internet’s Best Memes

Marty McFly finally arrived in modern-day Hill Valley, California earlier today, and I'll admit I’m a little sad. Because his arrival signifies the end of one of the best internet memes of all time. Read More >>