hoaxes

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.


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.


10 More Viral Images That Are Actually Fake

The fakes are coming! The fakes are coming! Today we have 10 more images you may have seen floating around the internet recently. But don’t believe your lying eyes. They’re all totally fake.


That Time A Lying Factbot Accidentally Told The Truth

The internet loves fun facts. But those images and facts we see floating around are often more fun than fact. Sometimes, these incorrect facts are distributed by people who simply haven’t done their homework. Other times, they’re the product of people who just want to throw a spanner in the machinery of social media.


UberFacts Is Still UberWrong

A few months ago we did a little fact-checking and found out that UberFacts is full of shit. So we wanted to give it another shot. The results? UberFacts is still spreading way too much misinformation.


Inside The Colour Factory: My Chat With A Photo Colouriser

Dana Keller is a colouriser. He takes old black-and-white photos and applies his digital paintbrush, transforming them into a new work of art. Colourisation of old photos isn’t new, but it’s becoming increasingly popular on forums like Reddit’s r/ColorizedHistory, where people share their colourised creations. But how do these new works affect our understanding of the past? And what happens when the colourised photos become more popular than the originals?


Is The Flying Car Finally Here?

It’s that time of year again! Every six months or so, the media rave about the latest advancements in flying car technology. They insist your flying car is ALMOST HERE! No, no it’s not.


11 More Fake Viral Images

Another day, another fake image getting passed around as real. Today we have everything from posing puppies to sketchy satellites to underwater trains that are just too good to be true. Always remember the first rule of viral image safety: be aware before you share.


10 More Viral Photos That Are Actually Fake

The fakes just keep on coming, and it’s hard to keep up with all the internet-fuelled deception. Today, we’re taking a look at a few more dubious images that you may have seen floating around the web recently. Punking Putin? Aeroplane selfies? Rocket to Uranus? Fake, fake and definitely fake.


9 Albert Einstein Quotes That Are Totally Fake

As Albert Einstein once said, “Don’t believe every quote you read on the internet, because I totally didn’t say that.” Today would have been Einstein’s 135th 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.