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Did Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer Get Married?
Apr 27, 2021
A routine review of intentionally misleading online advertisements.
Richard Gere and the Gerbil
Mar 28, 1998
Hoary urban legend reports a celebrity was taken to a hospital emergency room to have a gerbil r ...
Was the World's Longest Human Poop 26 Feet Long?
Mar 8, 2021
The world record was supposedly set at a bowling alley.
Baby Eaten by Giant Rats
Dec 21, 2016
A local South African newspaper reported that a 3-month-old girl died when her mother left her a ...
Were Pallets of Bricks Strategically Placed at US Protest Sites?
Jun 4, 2020
Entangling everyone from Bill Gates to local police, social media users alleged a grand conspira ...
Was TV Host Bill Nye Arrested for Manufacturing and Selling Illegal Drugs?
Sep 12, 2019
A routine review of content labeled satire.
Did Trump Tweet ‘Stay Peaceful’ on Day of Capitol Riot?
Jun 14, 2022
We looked at the context behind a meme that showed two messages purportedly tweeted by Trump on ...
Do Shein Clothes Contain Unhealthy Lead Levels?
Aug 18, 2022
The Chinese fast-fashion giant has a long history of environmental issues.
False Rumor Claims Paul Pelosi Brought Attacker Home from Gay Bar
Oct 31, 2022
The Santa Monica Observer, the website that originally pushed this false rumor, later updated it ...
Is This Lauren Boebert With Two Near-Naked Men?
Jun 15, 2022
Social media users should be wary of photographs that start circulating after a scandal.
Did Melinda Gates Wear an Upside-Down Cross?
May 15, 2020
Critics claimed the billionaire philanthropist purposefully donned the symbol in video interview ...
No, Darth Vader Didn't Actually Say 'Luke, I Am Your Father'
Jul 20, 2022
For decades, people have misconstrued the pivotal line of dialogue between Darth Vader and Luke ...
Doctored Christmas Photo of Michelle Obama Circulates Online
Oct 5, 2022
A message to those users who shared this misleading picture with friends on Facebook: Reverse im ...
Is the La Jument Lighthouse Photo Real?
May 2, 2021
In the picture, a man stands in the doorway seemingly unaware of the massive wave that's hitting ...
Qatar Points to 'Fake News' Amid Diplomatic Crisis
Did Facebook Ban All Christian-Themed Content?
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