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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.


24 Hours Of @UberFacts: So Many Lies, So Little Time

With about 6.3 million Twitter followers, @UberFacts on Twitter reaches millions of people with little nuggets of trivia every day. Unfortunately, many of those “fun facts” are completely wrong or misleading.


How LIVR Fooled The World (And Why The World Probably Deserved It)

One of the hottest new apps set to debut this week at SXSW, that annual intermingling of tenuous ideas and easy money, was LIVR, a social network exclusively for drunk people. Media and investors alike lined up to laud it. The only problem? As we first reported yesterday, LIVR was an elaborate hoax. Now it’s time to meet who was behind it.


The LIVR Hoax: Everybody's Favourite New Drunkbro App Is Fake

Yesterday, the developers of an app called LIVR began cold-calling tech writers. The pitch was fun! A social network you can only access when you’re drunk, thanks to a breathalyzer accessory. If it seems like the platonic ideal of SXSW catnip, that’s because it was engineered to be exactly that. LIVR is a hoax.


10 More Viral Photos That Are Actually Total Fakes

The internet can be a tough place to distinguish fact from fiction. Who has time to fact-check all those beautiful, weird, and sometimes horrifying pictures? Well, we do.


8 Viral Sochi Olympics Photos That Are Total Lies

Thousands of images are pouring out of Sochi in the lead-up to the Olympics. And things don’t look great. There are unfinished buildings, a lack of winter weather, and an abundance of rubbish. But don’t believe every image you see. Like so much of what gets passed on social media these days, a lot of them aren’t exactly what they claim.


Inside The Fakes Factory: My Chat With A Viral Image Creator

It’s an astounding sight: Buddha carved into a tall rock formation at the Ngyen Khag Taktsang Monastery in China. People talked breathlessly about how they visited the place, saw it with their own eyes. Except that they didn’t. Because it’s a fake. And this is the guy who faked it.


12 More Viral Photos That Are Totally Fake

Can you spot the fakes? Hundreds of amazing images wash over our greedy eyeballs each and every day, clogging our Twitter timelines and Facebook feeds. Many of them are fakes, lies or both. Like these!


7 (More) Fun Facts That Are Total Lies

Did Nikola Tesla actually work as a swimming instructor? What’s the deal with that famous photo of Albert Einstein and his therapist? Did they actually make radiation-aged bourbon back in the 1960s? Nope!