TikTok Rumors

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

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Did a Pastor Say Pokemon Was ‘Satanic Witchcraft’?
  • 1 March 2021
The video sermon about Pokemon could be seen as an example of satanic panic.
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Was the Snow in Texas Artificially Manufactured by the Government?
  • 22 February 2021
This isn't the first time internet users have been perplexed by the properties of snow.
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Does Wearing Socks to Bed Cool Down the Body for Sleep?
  • 22 February 2021
A TikTok video about wearing socks to bed received more than 15 million views in...
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Do TikTok Videos Show That McDonald’s Sells Birthday Cakes?
  • 15 February 2021
TikTok videos in early 2021 showed a number of people purchasing chocolate and vanilla birthday...
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Was ‘Muffin Man’ Song a Warning to Kids About 16th-Century Serial Killer?
  • 12 February 2021
The baker reportedly lured children to their death by dangling muffins from a string.
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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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