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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 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.

Google's Top Suggestion for the Sutherland Springs Killer is a Debunked Antifa Theory Google's Top Suggestion for the Sutherland Springs Killer is a Debunked Antifa Theory

Was America’s latest mass shooting committed by a member of antifa, the leaderless anti-fascist collective? No. But Google’s autocomplete results are still suggesting that he might be.

That Viral Photo of President Trump Dumping Fish Food Is Very Misleading That Viral Photo of President Trump Dumping Fish Food Is Very Misleading

Did you see that photo from yesterday of President Trump with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the koi pond? It purportedly shows Trump crudely dumping fish food into the pond as Abe looks on in horror. The photo went viral last night as people ridiculed Trump for being such a buffoon. But the photo is actually…

No, the Famous Windows XP Hill Is Not on Fire [Updated] No, the Famous Windows XP Hill Is Not on Fire [Updated]

As you may have heard, California is recovering after a rash of deadly wildfires that forced a state of emergency in Los Angeles County last month and killed dozens up north. But with tragedy comes hoaxes. And though a jaw-dropping image of men golfing near an inferno in Washington last month was real, claims that the…

That John Kelly Twitter Account Is Totally Fake That John Kelly Twitter Account Is Totally Fake

Have you seen this Twitter account from General John Kelly, President Trump’s chief of staff? Some tweets from the account have started to go viral on conservative Twitter in recent days, as it gains followers at a rapid pace. But it’s totally fake.

Health App Developer Who Faked Her Own Cancer Fined $320,000 Over Hoax Health App Developer Who Faked Her Own Cancer Fined $320,000 Over Hoax

After Belle Gibson was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2013 she went on to cure herself, and released a popular smartphone app focused on healthy eating. Gibson even donated a small fortune to charity with the proceeds. At least that was her story. Both Gibson’s cancer and her “cure” were lies. And now a court has…

Fake News Writer Found Dead In Suspected Prescription Drug Overdose Fake News Writer Found Dead In Suspected Prescription Drug Overdose

Paul Horner published some of the most popular fake news stories of the 2016 presidential election. Horner even said that he believes his deliberately false stories helped get President Trump elected. But the fake news writer reportedly had a history of prescription drug abuse, and he was found dead in his bed on …

President Trump Tweeted About an Iran Missile Launch That Never Actually Happened President Trump Tweeted About an Iran Missile Launch That Never Actually Happened

Over the weekend, Iranian state TV released a video showing a new missile launch in the country. President Trump then fired off an angry tweet, implying that the so-called Iran Deal wasn’t working. The only problem? The US intelligence community now says that there’s no evidence Iran conducted a new missile test. And…

FEMA Debunks Hurricane Irma Rumors on New Webpage FEMA Debunks Hurricane Irma Rumors on New Webpage

Accurate information can be the difference between life and death during a hurricane. So FEMA has launched a new webpage in an effort to debunk rumors that people might be hearing about Hurricane Irma as the historic storm barrels down on the US mainland.

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