TikTok Rumors

It's not just dances and jokes. Snopes investigates the rumors, hoaxes, and misinformation in the videos on TikTok.

Were Capitol Riot Attendees Added to FBI’s No-Fly List?
  • 11 January 2021
While videos show people who were removed from flights for being unruly or refusing to...
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TikTok Video Shows Dog Climbing Ladder Onto Roof?
  • 8 January 2021
A TikTok video began with a dog standing on the roof of a house. Home...
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Does Video Show Capitol Police Opening Gates for Rioters?
  • 6 January 2021
Footage of law enforcement officers supposedly condoning trespassing garnered millions of views.
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Did a Meteorologist Claim That Icicles Contain Poop?
  • 6 January 2021
A public service announcement warned viewers to avoid eating icicles in winter 2021.
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TikTok Videos Appear To Show Rat Inside a McDonald’s
  • 6 January 2021
The rat appeared to be eating food scraps on the floor before someone trapped it...
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Is 90% of Serotonin Found in the Gut?
  • 3 January 2021
The chemical messenger is a hormone key in stabilizing mood, feelings, and happiness.
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Did a TikToker Find Spider-Man in Japan?
  • 31 December 2020
A Spider-Man sighting was welcome news in a year as tumultuous as 2020, even if...
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Is ‘Everyone’ Leaving Los Angeles in a ‘Mass Exodus’?
  • 29 December 2020
The idea of a "mass exodus" from LA might remind readers of the 2020 rumor...
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Does Google Earth Reveal a Sunken Ship in a Japanese Port?
  • 28 December 2020
Contrary to TikTok shenanigans, the boat is neither the RMS Titanic nor the Ottoman frigate...
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Was the TikTok ‘Oh No’ Song by Aerosmith?
  • 28 December 2020
One of the most popular songs chosen to be used in TikTok videos has roots...
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Did Pizza Hut Say ‘Pizza is Good for You’?
  • 26 December 2020
A TikTok video led us on a journey to find the comic book source of...
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Did Helen Keller Fly a Plane?
  • 15 January 2021
An unknown childhood illness left the 19-month-old girl without her sight or hearing.
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