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Russian State TV Photoshops an Awkward Smile on Kim Jong Un's Face [Updated] Russian State TV Photoshops an Awkward Smile on Kim Jong Un's Face [Updated]

Russia-1 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…

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

Trump and Macron's Disappearing Tree is Just in Quarantine to be Monitored For Pests Trump and Macron's Disappearing Tree is Just in Quarantine to be Monitored For Pests

US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron planted a tree at the White House on April 23rd in a friendship ceremony. But the tree quickly went missing, and some people started to wonder if a conspiracy was afoot. But there’s no grand conspiracy. The tree, which was brought from France, is simply in…

A Notorious Scammer Tricked Twitter Into Thinking He Was in Syria [Updated] A Notorious Scammer Tricked Twitter Into Thinking He Was in Syria [Updated]

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…

That Viral Photo of Our Big Lumpy President Is Actually Photoshopped That Viral Photo of Our Big Lumpy President Is Actually Photoshopped

Have you seen this photo of President Donald Trump bursting out of his jacket? The US president is a large man, but he’s not quite that lumpy. The photo has been photoshopped.

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

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

Russian State TV Airs Video Game Clip as Real War Footage 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.

That Viral Video of a Convenience Store Robbery Is Worse Than Fake That Viral Video of a Convenience Store 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. And then the skateboarders totally stop him and then…

Viral Photo of Andrew McCabe 'Escorted Out by FBI Security' Was Actually Taken Last Year Viral Photo of Andrew McCabe 'Escorted Out by FBI Security' Was Actually Taken Last Year

Have you seen this photo of Andrew McCabe allegedly being escorted out of the FBI building by security? It’s become a popular meme for Trump supporters on social media after McCabe announced this week that he was stepping down as Deputy Director of the FBI. But the image isn’t quite what it seems. The photo is…

The 'Lottery Winner' Promising $5,000 for Every Retweet Is a Hoax The 'Lottery Winner' Promising $5,000 for Every Retweet Is a Hoax

Have you seen this viral tweet? It looks like it’s from Shane Missler, a 20-year-old lottery winner in Florida, and he’s promising $5,000 to every person who retweets the account. But it’s 100 percent fake.

We Regret to Inform You That Donald Trump's 'Gorilla Channel' Is Totally Fake We Regret to Inform You That Donald Trump's 'Gorilla Channel' Is Totally Fake

Journalist Michael Wolff released a book today with some explosive claims about the Trump regime. Fire and Fury contains stories that seem almost too incredible to be real. And in the case of one excerpt you may have seen on social media, it’s indeed too good to be true.

29 Viral Photos and GIFs From 2017 That Were Totally Fake

It’s that time of year again when we look back at the photos and GIFs that went viral over the past 12 months. We did similar year-end round-ups in 2014, 2015, 2016 and I must say that 2017 was even weirder than usual. How so? There were so many fake images swirling around the internet that it was difficult to decide…

That Viral Video of a Robot Violently Throwing a Basketball Is Totally Fake That Viral Video of a Robot Violently Throwing a Basketball Is Totally Fake

Have you seen this GIF of a humanoid robot in a lab? It shows an inventor gently tossing a basketball at his robot. The inventor excitedly turns to the camera only to have the robot throw the ball back and hit him in the face. The GIF has gone viral recently, but it’s totally fake.

No, a Guy Didn't Scam $1 Million by Selling Chuck E. Cheese Tokens as Bitcoins No, a Guy Didn't Scam $1 Million by Selling Chuck E. Cheese Tokens as Bitcoins

Social media users are praising a “hero” who was supposedly arrested in New York City for selling altered Chuck E. Cheese tokens as bitcoins. A report claims that he raked in $1.1 million with the scam. Sadly, there is no hero, and this story is phonier than Monopoly money.

Study Says Most Redditors Won't Read This Story Before Voting on It Study Says Most Redditors Won't Read This Story Before Voting on It

Most people are guilty of sharing a story on Facebook or Twitter that they didn’t read. And according to a new study, users are no different when it comes to performatively upvoting articles on Reddit. What’s most surprising is just how often those votes are impulse clicks.

That 'Town Crier' Who Made the Royal Engagement Announcement Is Totally Fake 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.

No, Sarah Sanders Didn't Steal a Thanksgiving Pie Photo From PBS No, Sarah Sanders Didn't Steal a Thanksgiving Pie Photo From PBS

The amateur sleuths of Twitter thought that they had uncovered a Thanksgiving conspiracy today, claiming that White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders stole a photo of a pie from PBS and posted it as her own. Did Sanders lie about her pie? No. And we’ll show you why.

Apple Criticized for Not Investigating App Developer Who Faked Her Cancer Apple Criticized 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,…

Russian 'Proof' That the US Is Helping ISIS Is Actually From a Video Game Russian 'Proof' That the US Is Helping ISIS Is Actually From a Video Game

Russia’s Ministry of Defense released startling visual proof this morning that the United States military is assisting ISIS. The only problem with Russia’s claims? The photographic “evidence” actually came from a video game.

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