This week we have stories about wind turbines, Nipsey Hussle, and a giant dog.
Trump Keeps Saying Wind Turbines Cause Cancer (They Don’t) And Can Stop You From Watching TV (They Won’t)
The fake “wind turbine syndrome” has long been pushed by online conspiracy theorists who blame the technology for all kinds of illnesses. In at least one case, the spread of the myth was connected to an oil company in Australia.
The hoaxes about the rapper are getting tens of thousands of shares online, once again filling an information vacuum after an act of violence.
There are some glaring issues here.
This week we have stories about farts, hackers, and the Hungarian government.
This week we have stories about dog wigs, a bank robber, and a man in a gorilla suit.
This week we have stories about polar bears, Elon Musk, and an explosive poop.
This week we have stories about the heart eyes emoji, Tom Brady, and a man who came back to life.
“Comedy misinformation is my favourite kind.”
A BuzzFeed News analysis found that 50 of the biggest fake stories of 2018 generated roughly 22 million total shares, reactions, and comments on Facebook.
This was the year of Monster ham, the Gorilla Channel, and a whole lot of anti-immigrant hoaxes.
CAN'T WE JUST HAVE ONE THING, 2018, ONE THING.
This week we have stories about the Oscars, Christmas, and sex on a pyramid.
This week we have stories about the French protests, Donald Trump, and a baby born from a dead woman's uterus.
Yes, Trump signing a document in the right place is a news story in 2018.
A video of people in England chanting for Trump is the closest thing we could find to match the claim the president retweeted.
This is just one of the hoaxes that keeps spreading about the migrant caravan weeks after it departed from Honduras.
“Can I have a month off work now.”
This week we have stories about the Queen, the California wildfires, and a bedazzled pigeon.
This week's stories are all about voter fraud, the midterms, and a dead pimp in Nevada.
Back to regularly scheduled programming, everyone.
Attempts to confuse voters have already started circulating across social media.
This week we have stories about spiders, the bomb packages, and Ross from Friends.
The story was also promoted in a Facebook ad, which is not supposed to happen.
Saudi Media Are Promoting A Ludicrous “Fake Fiancé” Conspiracy Theory About Missing Journalist Jamal Khashoggi
“These conspiracy theories are nonsense and a dangerous distraction from finding out the truth of what happened to Jamal,” said the Washington Post.
“I can’t believe BuzzFeed was the one who actually fact checked.”
The campaign slogan for the wealthy entrepreneur trying to unseat Sen. Elizabeth Warren is “Only a REAL Indian can defeat the Fake Indian.” Turns out Ayyadurai’s campaign was being helped by fake Facebook profiles.
The tweet cites a Wall Street Journal report that does not exist.
This week we have stories about floods, marine animals, and weird agriculture.
Many of the claims are baseless and lacking proof.
Trump Claims Google Didn’t Promote His State Of The Union. Google And This Screenshot Say Otherwise.
“Google promoted president Obama’s State of the Union on its homepage. When President Trump took office, Google stopped,” a video shared by Trump falsely claimed.
His Reddit Account Was Falsely Connected To The Jacksonville Shooter. He Corrected The Record. Others Did Not.
Some have issued apologies, corrections, or updates, but dozens of articles pointing to the false connection are still up.
Some social media users have been systematically spreading misinformation.
“This is NOT TRUE!!!!!” said a Jamaican government official.
There's no such campaign for the man charged with first-degree murder in the death of Mollie Tibbetts, GoFundMe says.
This week we have stories about bikers, Mali, and an inflatable unicorn float.
Ohio's Secretary Of State Says Voter Fraud Did Not Affect A Special Election For A Congressional Seat
Some older Ohioans were given placeholder birthdates on their voter registrations, which has led to suggestions of voter fraud.
This week we have stories about Churchill, Alex Jones, and a bag of sex toys.
“If you don't know any better and you already think there's something wrong with this community, you're going to see this as more reason why it shouldn't have rights.”
The ever-growing QAnon conspiracy theory got a big boost from YouTube this week.
But people have a lot of opinions about the idea.
"Republicans are so scared of me that they’re faking videos and presenting them as real on Facebook because they can’t deal with reality anymore," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted in response.
This week we have stories about Russians, Republicans, and Obama's tie.
"He has the eyes and ears of thousands of people daily, listening to him, believing that what he says is truth," the reporter who took the original photo told BuzzFeed News.
This week we have stories about priests, Russia, and psychic animals.
Earlier this year, the BBC presenter was forced to apologise after old tweets resurfaced online – but not all of them were real.
This week we have stories about Borat, soccer, and Harley-Davidson.
"LIDL bakery croissants really are life changing."
Ann Coulter Cited This Author's Work To Attack Immigrant Children, But He Wants Nothing To Do With Her
"I don't know if she knows how to read, but she clearly hasn't read my New Yorker article."