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Top 15 Web Hoaxes of All Time

Top 15 Web Hoaxes of All Time | Internet Activism Project | Scoop.it
Sometimes it's hard to tell what to believe when you read it on the web. The recent "Unknown Lifeform" in North Carolina? Turns out, not a hoax, but also not a monster. But all...
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An interesting list of online hoaxes that had many fooled.

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Syria - fabricated videos aimed at misleading people and distorting truth.avi

Syria --- Another evidence from a long series of fabricated videos aimed at misleading people and distorthing truth.
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An example of how the truth can be distorted across the web.

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Cheezburger: All your funny in one place

Cheezburger: All your funny in one place | Internet Activism Project | Scoop.it
Cheezburger: All your funny in one place
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An example of many websites that produce and share memes.

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Fake Memes Debunked

Fake Memes Debunked | Internet Activism Project | Scoop.it
You see them more and more on Facebook. Posters, pictures, or quotations sharing an interesting or...
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A great compilation of fake memes that circulate the Internet.

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Jimmy Kimmel Reveals "Worst Twerk Fail EVER - Girl Catches Fire" Prank - YouTube

Jimmy pulled off an epic prank on the media and the internet. A video of a girl twerking, falling and catching on fire was posted on You Tube and went viral ...
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Jimmy Kimmel has showed us how believable a Youtube video can be. A great example of how viral videos can be staged.

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Internet Explorer story was bogus

Internet Explorer story was bogus | Internet Activism Project | Scoop.it
A story which suggested that users of Internet Explorer have a lower IQ than people who chose other browsers appears to have been an elaborate hoax.
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Confirmation by the BBC news regarding a false survey that convinced many news media outlets.

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WATCH: Fox News Duped By Report That LA Will Spend $1 Billion On Jetpacks

WATCH: Fox News Duped By Report That LA Will Spend $1 Billion On Jetpacks | Internet Activism Project | Scoop.it
**WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW** Fox News reported that Los Angeles is going to spend $1 billion on jetpacks that can fly a person up to 63 miles per hour and soar to heights of 8,000 feet.
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A report that confirms how Fox news was duped by a fake news article.

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Kony 2012 Video is Misleading

In response to Kony 2012 video made by InvisibleChildren, I do not think the LRA or Kony is good and I do not support them. I do believe justice should be se...
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Misleading Hotel Photos : FOX News

Oyster CEO Elie Seidman discusses our popular Photo Fakeout series, which pits Oyster's honest photos against misleading hotel marketing images.
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An example of how photography can mislead people.

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Santa Should Get Off His Sleigh, Jog to Trim Image, Doctor Says - Bloomberg

Santa Should Get Off His Sleigh, Jog to Trim Image, Doctor Says - Bloomberg | Internet Activism Project | Scoop.it
Santa Claus should snack on his reindeer’s carrots and get off his sleigh and jog as portrayals of the portly brandy-drinker promote obesity, drunk-driving and other unhealthy behaviors, an Australian doctor said.
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A news article reporting a fake study.

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Just For Fun

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9GAG is the easiest way to have fun!
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A website filled with entertaining/real/fake memes and photos.

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North American House Hippo - YouTube

Clever public service announcement from Concerned Children's Advertisers (Canada), 2000.
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An interested PSA that encourages youth to question what they are exposed to in the media. The message is dated but is now even more relevant in the digital age.

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Quit Posting Facebook Copyright/Privacy Messages — It’s a Hoax | TIME.com

Quit Posting Facebook Copyright/Privacy Messages — It’s a Hoax | TIME.com | Internet Activism Project | Scoop.it
Have you seen the one where you're supposed to post a legal notice to your Facebook profile to ensure the social networking titan can't use anything you've written without your permission?
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Facebook copyright/privacy posts are a hoax and don't legally do anything.

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York University Dean supports student’s religious right to Aztec human sacrifice - The Beaverton - North America's Trusted Source of News

York University Dean supports student’s religious right to Aztec human sacrifice - The Beaverton - North America's Trusted Source of News | Internet Activism Project | Scoop.it
TORONTO - After permitting a student to be excused from course work on religious grounds so he would not have to publicly interact with female peers,...
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An example of some of the ridiculous claims that are made online.

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