Shark experts are very upset with porn star Molly Cavalli. Last week, she appeared in a video produced by the live sex site CamSoda in which she claims a shark bit her foot. Based on every piece of confirmable evidence, however, it looks like the video is a complete hoax.
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Yesterday, Sean Spicer said that Hitler "didn't even sink to using chemical weapons". It was completely wrong and he apologised. One version of Spicer's apology was posted on Facebook, and it appears to be just as offensive as his original statement. The only problem? It's totally fake.
Dr. Oz is full of shit. And that's not just my opinion, it's science! A study from 2014 found that the advice on Dr. Oz's show is baseless or wrong roughly half of the time. So it's a bit rich that one of this week's episodes of The Dr. Oz Show is about fake news.
I've been getting a lot of tweets and emails from neo-Nazis and neo-fascists lately. To be fair, I said that Nazis and fascists were bad, so I was kind of asking for it. But the thing that I've found most interesting amongst the mountains of hate are all the fake quotes that racists send me, purportedly by famous historical figures. Especially Winston Churchill.
Astrology is garbage. But for some reason, many people still believe that astrologists have the ability to predict the future. The Los Angeles Times even ran a story back in October that reported about the predictions that some astrologists had for the 2016 US presidential election. You can probably guess how that turned out.
Carrie Fisher was a brilliant writer, an amazing actress and, by most accounts, just a good human being. She passed away yesterday and I, like many people, took to social media to mourn the loss of this incredible pop culture icon. But I unknowingly helped spread a meme that turns out to be fake. Did you see that script with handwritten edits for The Empire Strikes Back? Those edits weren't made by Carrie Fisher.
The year 2016 will probably go down in history as the year of the fakes. There were plenty of fake news articles, and even plenty of debate about the definition of the word "fake." Here at Gizmodo did our best in 2016 to keep you informed of the latest images on social media that were actually fake.
Did you see that story about a five-year-old boy and his dying wish to see Santa Claus? Of course you did. The heartbreaking tale has been seen and heard by millions of people around the world. It went viral earlier this week when it was retold by virtually every major news outlet. The only problem? It's almost certainly fake.
Have you seen this photo of White House staffers looking depressed today? It was supposedly taken today, when Obama welcomed Donald Trump to the White House for a visit. But it's not — the photo is from yesterday when President Obama made an upbeat announcement about Donald Trump's future presidency.
The Zika virus has officially spread to over 50 countries, including the United States and Australia. And like public health threats of the past, there are plenty of hucksters trying to sell "natural" remedies for Zika online. But they're all bullshit.
Scientifically speaking, April Fools' Day is the worst day of the year. And as consumers we have only two options to survive the horror that is brands flogging the dead horse known as April Fools' Day. The first is to humour them by politely chuckling at their whipping of the stallion's corpse.
The second is to saddle up and ride that poor, rotting pony — pretending it's alive until these brands provide us with the products and services they're offering.
But honestly, some of the products that brands advertise on April Fools' Day sound pretty nice. Like Virgin Australia's Kids Class cabin? No more screaming children kicking the back of your seat? Sign me the hell up.