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You Want To Believe, But This Kid Did Not Break His Phone With A Hammer

Did this cute towheaded kid really destroy his phone because he trusted his case too much? The viral video is almost too good to be true. We call bullshit.


Today's Fake: That Guy Who Cut Everything In Half For His Ex-Wife

Did this German guy really cut all his possessions in half after his divorce? The video below has gone viral, blowing up on Reddit, Time, and yes, Gizmodo. But the video is actually a marketing stunt from a German website that helps people find lawyers.


9 Albert Einstein Quotes That Are Completely Fake

As Albert Einstein once said, “Don’t believe every quote you read on the internet, because I totally didn’t say that.” This year marks Einstein’s 136th birthday and to celebrate, we have nine quotes incorrectly attributed to Einstein that you may have seen swirling around the internet lately. They’re all fake.


LinkedIn Joins The Hoaxbuster Club, Buys Patent For Fact-Checking System

Now that social media sites have your attention, they’d like to have your trust. Today LinkedIn filed a patent for a fact-checking system, in yet another sign that people are simply fed up with the internet’s lies. And social media platforms are trying to do something about it.


The First Photo Was Faked 150 Years Before Photoshop Existed

Not gonna lie, I rejoice in demonising Photoshop for its role in spreading visual lies and viral fakeage. But pinning the blame solely on Photoshop is misplaced: Manipulating photos didn’t start with the digital era; the first faked photo dates back to the mid-1800s.


UberFacts Isn't Steaming Hot Garbage Anymore

We fact-checked UberFacts on three separate occasions in 2014. And every time, the Twitter-based trivia robot got a failing grade. But today we’re happy to report some good news: UberFacts is more accurate these days!


New Stamp Features Fake Maya Angelou Quote

Today, the US Postal Service unveiled a new stamp honouring writer Maya Angelou. The only problem? The quote featured on the stamp isn’t hers.


7 More Viral Photos That Are Totally Fake

Hundreds of images flash in front of our eyes each week as we navigate this strange machine we call the internet. But sometimes those images are lying to us. The following lies are culled from the bits and bytes that came through the tubes over the past few weeks.


Happy Birthday Photoshop, You Beautiful Fake Sonofabi**h

Happy birthday Photoshop! You might be turning 25 this week, but you don’t look a day over 20. (We suspect you’ve had some Photoshopping done.)


10 More Viral Photos That Are Actually Fake

Believe it or not, there are a lot of fake photos on the internet. And the explosion in the number of spammy Twitter accounts like OldPicsArchive and HistoryInPics help them spread like wildfire. Today we’re taking a look at 10 more fake-ish photos you may have seen in your social media streams recently. They’re all lying to you.