Computers

Computers are not only now an integral part of our daily lives, they’ve also become the primary means by which urban legends and other pieces of misinformation are now spread — everything from “stupid computer user” stories to virus warning hoaxes (and the occasional real warning).

‘Got Another Friend Request from You’ Facebook Warning A warning about a Facebook user's supposedly having received a second friend request from you...
    False
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‘Trump Suffering from a Stroke’ Virus Warning Pictures of President Trump's suffering a stroke and a supposed virus attached to them are...
    False
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Does the Honey Browser Extension Work? Is the browser extension Honey (which automatically applies coupons and finds deals) real or a...
    True
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WhatsApp ‘Martinelli’ Phone Virus Warning One of several similar WhatsApp malware hoaxes warns that a "Martinelli" video could "hack" your...
    False
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Can Facebook Users Receive $17,500 Each Over a ‘Data Breach’? Facebook users everywhere are not entitled to collect cash in compensation over the Cambridge Analytica...
    Mostly False
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Are Hackers Stealing Private Information via ‘What Would You Look Like Bald’ Facebook Apps? Viral warnings about "extreme hackers" stealing information via popular entertainment apps on Facebook are false...
    False
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Is ‘Bluetooth’ Technology Named After a Viking King? The name of the wireless technology standard apparently originated during a Toronto pub crawl one...
    True
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Has Facebook Launched a ‘No Swearing’ Campaign? Reports that Facebook has instituted a 'no swearing' campaign and threatened to lock the accounts...
    False
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Flashlight Apps Harbor Data-Stealing Malware? Flashlight apps could harbor furtive code to steal your personal data and send it to...
    Mixture
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Miley Cyrus Death Hoax Reports that singer Miley Cyrus’ lifeless body was found by her entourage in a bathtub...
    False
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‘Donald Trump Arrested’ Virus Warning A warning about a computer virus being spread via social media with pictures of Donald...
    False
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Facebook: Marine Corps Emblem Violates Community Standards? Rumor: A Facebook page was suspended because the Marine Corps emblem violates the network's community...
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