fakes

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.


What's The Most Embarrassing Viral Hoax You've Ever Been Fooled By? 

The internet is full of lies, hoaxes, and misinformation. And we, we are only human. Whether it’s with some dumb fake news site or a viral photo that won’t die or an misread Onion headline, we’ve all been a proven too gullible at some point. Tell us your most embarrassing story.


Facebook Is Finally Going To Stop Showing You Garbage Hoaxes

Your Facebook News Feed is, more often than not, full of fetid, steaming, click-projectile-vomiting garbage. And Facebook wants to change that! Its latest attempt at weaning out undesirables? Calling out dumb, viral hoaxes.


Behind The Scenes Of 'Behind The Scenes At National Geographic'

Have you seen that “behind the scenes at National Geographic” photo where those guys are running from a bear? It’s pretty amusing. But it’s a fake. Super duper, 100 per cent fake. So where did it come from?


86 Viral Images From 2014 That Were Totally Fake

We debunked a lot of fake viral photos this year. Eighty-six, to be exact. And that doesn’t even include all those fake toilet photos from the Sochi Olympics, those fake Ebola cures, and all the lies that UberFacts helped spread. It was a busy year for fakes.