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Conservative Pundits Use Dumb Twitter Joke As Proof Of US Voter Fraud

Twitter is a fun website because it’s the perfect mix of news media, comedians, white nationalists and ISIS — meaning jokes, horrifying Pepe memes and actual pieces of breaking news share the same weight in your feed.

That Horrifying Hostage Video Was Just A Twisted Misunderstanding

Yesterday, we wrote about a YouTube video called “Hi Walter! I got a new gf today!” It had recently gone viral, and a theory emerged that it may have been connected to the 2009 disappearance of Kayla Berg, a Wisconsin teenager. Police announced that they were investigating the video on Monday, but yesterday, the department declared that the whole thing was just a twisted misunderstanding.

The Real Story Behind The 'Sorry I Tased You' Cake

Yesterday, a story about the origins of a beautiful cake that read “Sorry I Tased You” went viral. It was debunked, but the truth remained elusive. Today, we bring you the real story behind the infamous cake.

Trump Just Denied Denying Climate Change

We’re not an hour into tonight’s most historic US presidential debate, and Donald Trump is already telling bald-faced lies about his record on climate change. Apparently, he no longer remembers describing global warming as a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese. The internet, however, does.

These YouTubers Are Going To Gaol For Terrorising The Public

Danh Van Le is a YouTube star whose more recent viral exploits have made him a menace to society. On 5 July 2015, Van Le and some cohorts shot museum heist hoax videos at two separate galleries in London for his YouTube channel Trollstation. One woman reportedly fainted while onlookers ran from the scene. Today, England’s courts weren’t laughing, sentencing Van Le to 12 weeks while the four other Trollstation members received sentences as long as 20 weeks behind bars for two charges of “intent to cause fear” or “provok[ing] unlawful violence”.

Undiscovered Crevice Of Loch Ness Big Enough To Hide Monster

A sonar reading recently revealed a previously unseen trench at the bottom of Loch Ness. Located about 14.5km east of Inverness, it looks just large enough for Nessie to hide in. Or more plausibly, it’s yet another attempt by the locals to keep the myth alive — and the tourists flocking to the lake.

Freaky Illusion Gives The Impression Of A Floating City In The Clouds

This extraordinary image of an apparent floating city has created a stir among conspiracy theorists, but a well-known optical illusion is the likely explanation for the phenomenon.

Study: You Suck At Spotting Fake Images

We all like to think we can spot a real from a fake. But a new study by researchers from the the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul suggests that, actually, we’re pretty awful at telling a real digital photo from a fake.

Six Easy Ways To Tell If That Viral Story Is A Hoax

“And so it begins … ISIS flag among refugees in Germany fighting the police” blared the headline on the Conservative Post; “with this new leaked picture, everything seems confirmed”. The image in question purported to show a group of Syrian refugees holding ISIS flags and attacking German police officers.

The Professional Hoax Trolls Of St Petersburg 

The stereotypical internet troll is sitting at home bored, primarily interested in shit-disturbing for chaos’ sake. But in Russia, trolling has been professionalised, with troll workers paid for full-time stints perpetuating hoaxes and trash-talking online.

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