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Vloggers Faked A Surveillance Video, But Did They Destroy HitchBOT?

It’s now clear that two video bloggers faked a “surveillance video” showing the destruction of hitchBOT, the hitchhiking robot. What’s still unclear is whether the pair were responsible for actually destroying the bot, and whether we can expect more to come from their “prank”.


9 More Viral Photos That Are Actually Fake

Sometimes it feels like half of the internet is just fake photos. Whether it’s Elvis cutting Johnny Cash’s hair (FAKE), Hillary Clinton posing next to someone in an ‘I’m With Stupid’ t-shirt (FAKE) or John Lennon on a skateboard (FAKE FAKE FAKE), we’re breaking down the latest fakes swirling around the internet.


Chinese Police Shut Down A Huge Counterfeit iPhone Factory

A police raid in Beijing has shut down a large counterfeit iPhone factory that had produced over 41,000 handsets, reported to be worth $26 million.


Fake Doctor Arrested For Prescribing Bags Of Dirt As Cancer Treatment

Vincent Gammill, a 69-year-old “doctor”, has been arrested in California for allegedly prescribing bullshit cancer treatments and practising medicine without a licence. One of his cancer-fighting drugs was little more than a “baggie of dirt”.


That Photo Of Hillary Clinton With A Confederate Flag Is Fake

Is this Hillary Clinton posing for a photo in front of the Confederate flag? Nope. It’s a fake. Well, at least the flag part is. The original photo comes from her time at Wellesley College and doesn’t have the flag.


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.


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