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If You Get 3/7 On This Quiz, You're Drowning In Fake News

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.

Nipsey Hussle's Death Has Become Subject Of A Baseless Conspiracy Theory

The hoaxes about the rapper are getting tens of thousands of shares online, once again filling an information vacuum after an act of violence.

If You Get 3/7 On This Quiz, You're Drowning In Fake News

This week we have stories about farts, hackers, and the Hungarian government.

If You Get 7/7 On This Fake News Quiz, You're A Superhero

This week we have stories about dog wigs, a bank robber, and a man in a gorilla suit.

If You Get 3/7 On This Quiz, You're Drowning In Fake News

This week we have stories about polar bears, Elon Musk, and an explosive poop.

Find Out If You Got Duped By The Internet With This Week's Fake News Quiz

This week we have stories about the heart eyes emoji, Tom Brady, and a man who came back to life.

No, The EDL Are Not Protesting Vegan Sausages At Greggs

“Comedy misinformation is my favourite kind.”

These Are 50 Of The Biggest Fake News Hits On Facebook In 2018

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.

29 Hoaxes We Debunked In 2018

This was the year of Monster ham, the Gorilla Channel, and a whole lot of anti-immigrant hoaxes.

If You Get 3/7 On This Quiz, You're Drowning In Fake News

This week we have stories about the Oscars, Christmas, and sex on a pyramid.

Find Out If You Got Duped By The Internet With This Week's Fake News Quiz

This week we have stories about the French protests, Donald Trump, and a baby born from a dead woman's uterus.

Sorry, Trump Most Probably Signed The US-Mexico-Canada Trade Deal In The Correct Place

Yes, Trump signing a document in the right place is a news story in 2018.

Trump Retweeted A Claim That People Were Chanting “We Want Trump” In Paris. (They Were Not.)

A video of people in England chanting for Trump is the closest thing we could find to match the claim the president retweeted.

The Viral Photo Of A Mother Fleeing At The Border Is Now Fodder For More Conspiracy Theories

This is just one of the hoaxes that keeps spreading about the migrant caravan weeks after it departed from Honduras.

If You Get 3/7 On This Quiz, You're Drowning In Fake News

This week we have stories about the Queen, the California wildfires, and a bedazzled pigeon.

If You Get 7/7 On This Fake News Quiz, You're A Superhero

This week's stories are all about voter fraud, the midterms, and a dead pimp in Nevada.

Let's Talk About This Cursed Image Of A Caffeinated Monster-Brand Ham

Back to regularly scheduled programming, everyone.

Here’s A Running List Of Hoaxes And Misleading Information About The Midterm Elections

Attempts to confuse voters have already started circulating across social media.

If You Get 3/7 On This Quiz, You’re Drowning In Fake News

This week we have stories about spiders, the bomb packages, and Ross from Friends.

A Fake Story About Ikea Went Viral On Twitter After A Twitter Employee Shared It

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.

The Barefoot Runner Who Demanded His Neighbors Remove Acorns From The Sidewalk Was Just Trolling

“I can’t believe BuzzFeed was the one who actually fact checked.”

Shiva Ayyadurai’s Senate Campaign Was Being Promoted By Fake Facebook Accounts

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.

A False Claim About Kavanaugh's Testimony Has Gone Viral On Twitter

The tweet cites a Wall Street Journal report that does not exist.

If You Get 7/7 On This Quiz, Fake News Will Never Fool You

This week we have stories about floods, marine animals, and weird agriculture.

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.

Here Are The Hoaxes And Rumors Spreading About The Jacksonville Shooting

Some social media users have been systematically spreading misinformation.

No, Jamaica Has Not Made Korean Pop Music Illegal

“This is NOT TRUE!!!!!” said a Jamaican government official.

No, People Are Not Fundraising For Mollie Tibbetts Murder Suspect Cristhian Rivera

There's no such campaign for the man charged with first-degree murder in the death of Mollie Tibbetts, GoFundMe says.

The Fake Newsletter: Why Facebook Can’t Fix Itself

The problem with tech’s apology cornucopia.

If You Get 3/7 On This Quiz, You're Drowning In Fake News

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.

If You Get 3/7 On This Quiz, You're Drowning In Fake News

This week we have stories about Churchill, Alex Jones, and a bag of sex toys.

Far-Right Trolls Are Falsely Saying LGBT Activists Want Pedophilia Accepted

“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.”

How YouTube Bolstered Another Baseless Conspiracy Theory About Pedophile Rings

The ever-growing QAnon conspiracy theory got a big boost from YouTube this week.

Everyone Calm Down, Twitter Is Not Testing An "Edit" Button

But people have a lot of opinions about the idea.

A Doctored Video Of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Spreading On Facebook

"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.

Take This Quiz To Find Out How Easily You Fall For Online Bullshit

This week we have stories about Russians, Republicans, and Obama's tie.

Nigel Farage Got Called Out By This Reporter After Sharing A Fake Anti-Refugee Image

"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.

Take This Seven-Question Quiz To Find Out If You're Drowning In Fake News

This week we have stories about priests, Russia, and psychic animals.

This Offensive Maya Jama Tweet About Autistic People Is A Fake

Earlier this year, the BBC presenter was forced to apologise after old tweets resurfaced online – but not all of them were real.

If You Get All Five Questions Wrong, You're Drowning In Fake News

This week we have stories about Borat, soccer, and Harley-Davidson.

Lidl Says That WhatsApp Rumour About Its Bakery Being Haram Isn't True

"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."

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