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Forward or Delete: This Week's Fake Viral Photos

Occasionally, against all odds, you’ll see an interesting or even enjoyable picture on the Internet. But is it worth sharing, or just another Photoshop job that belongs in the digital trash heap? Check in here and find out if that viral photo deserves an enthusiastic “forward” or a pitiless “delete.”
» 7/17/15 4:15pm 7/17/15 4:15pm

ISIS Didn't Actually Tweet a "Warning" About the Chattanooga Shooting

This afternoon, an apparent ISIS supporter tweeted the above image along with the text “O Americans Dogs soon YOU Will see wonders #Chattanooga #USA #ISIS,” and some in the right-wing media reported that the tweet constituted an advance warning about the deadly attack. The only problem: It was posted long after the… » 7/16/15 9:07pm 7/16/15 9:07pm

This Woman's Big Fake Butt Did Not Explode

A woman’s butt implants exploded while she was doing squats at the gym for an Instagram workout video, hoping to become the next Jen Selter, according to News 4 San Antonio, Cosmopolitan, and several other sites. She’s now in a coma, with damage to several internal organs. But is she really? » 7/15/15 11:05am 7/15/15 11:05am

Forward or Delete: This Week's Fake Viral Photos

Occasionally, against all odds, you’ll see an interesting or even enjoyable picture on the Internet. But is it worth sharing, or just another Photoshop job that belongs in the digital trash heap? Check in here and find out if that viral photo deserves an enthusiastic “forward” or a pitiless “delete.”
» 7/10/15 4:20pm 7/10/15 4:20pm

Jay Z and Beyonce, Black People, Not "Buying Rights" to Racist Emblem

In the aftermath of the mass shooting that killed nine in Charleston, S.C., the Confederate battle flag has come under fire as a symbol of shooter Dylann Roof’s racist ideology. And what’s better than taking down a racist symbol? How about one of the richest, most prominent black couples in America buying the rights… » 7/08/15 12:00pm 7/08/15 12:00pm

Forward or Delete: This Week's Fake Viral Photos

Occasionally, against all odds, you’ll see an interesting or even enjoyable picture on the Internet. But is it worth sharing, or just another Photoshop job that belongs in the digital trash heap? Check in here and find out if that viral photo deserves an enthusiastic “forward” or a pitiless “delete.”
» 6/26/15 2:45pm 6/26/15 2:45pm

Forward or Delete: This Week's Fake Viral Photos

Occasionally, against all odds, you’ll see an interesting or even enjoyable picture on the Internet. But is it worth sharing, or just another Photoshop job that belongs in the digital trash heap? Check in here and find out if that viral photo deserves an enthusiastic “forward” or a pitiless “delete.”
» 6/05/15 4:15pm 6/05/15 4:15pm

No, A Disabled Vet Was Not Second Place For Arthur Ashe Courage Award

If you’re into being alive, you know that Caitlyn Jenner adorned the cover of Vanity Fair Monday. If you’re into sports, you know that she will be honored with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPY’s. And if you’re into uninformed idiots on social media, you know that there was a post circulating that stated… » 6/04/15 11:35am 6/04/15 11:35am

Forward or Delete: This Week's Fake Viral Photos

Occasionally, against all odds, you’ll see an interesting or even enjoyable picture on the Internet. But is it worth sharing, or just another Photoshop job that belongs in the digital trash heap? Check in here and find out if that viral photo deserves an enthusiastic “forward” or a pitiless “delete.”
» 5/29/15 2:30pm 5/29/15 2:30pm

I Fooled Millions Into Thinking Chocolate Helps Weight Loss. Here's How.

“Slim by Chocolate!” the headlines blared. A team of German researchers had found that people on a low-carb diet lost weight 10 percent faster if they ate a chocolate bar every day. It made the front page of Bild, Europe’s largest daily newspaper, just beneath their update about the Germanwings crash. From there, it… » 5/28/15 11:03am 5/28/15 11:03am

Forward or Delete: This Week's Fake Viral Photos

Occasionally, against all odds, you’ll see an interesting or even enjoyable picture on the Internet. But is it worth sharing, or just another Photoshop job that belongs in the digital trash heap? Check in here and find out if that viral photo deserves an enthusiastic “forward” or a pitiless “delete.” » 5/15/15 4:00pm 5/15/15 4:00pm

Forward or Delete: This Week's Fake Viral Photos

Occasionally, against all odds, you’ll see an interesting or even enjoyable picture on the Internet. But is it worth sharing, or just another Photoshop job that belongs in the digital trash heap? Check in here and find out if that viral photo deserves an enthusiastic “forward” or a pitiless “delete.” » 5/08/15 3:30pm 5/08/15 3:30pm

D.A.R.E. Suckered by Fake Story About Deadly Weed Gummies

D.A.R.E., the ineffective anti-drug program you barely remember from elementary school, is still around, and still warning kids of the dangers of taking any drug in any amount ever. Especially a new and deadly marijuana gummy that was completely made up by a fake news site whose story D.A.R.E. republished in its… » 5/05/15 1:25pm 5/05/15 1:25pm

Internet Racists Are Pretending to Be Black Looters in Baltimore

For every human tragedy offline, there will inevitably be a group of dedicated fuckers trying to make it worse using the internet. Today’s example is the #BaltimoreLootCrew, spreading white supremacist bile and misinformation about the Freddie Gray protests. » 4/30/15 1:57pm 4/30/15 1:57pm

Forward or Delete: This Week's Fake Viral Photos

Occasionally, against all odds, you’ll see an interesting or even enjoyable picture on the Internet. But is it worth sharing, or just another Photoshop job that belongs in the digital trash heap? Check in here and find out if that viral photo deserves an enthusiastic “forward” or a pitiless “delete.” » 4/24/15 3:45pm 4/24/15 3:45pm

Food Blogger Famous for Curing Her Own Cancer Admits She Was Never Sick

A popular Australian food blogger who claimed she beat terminal cancer through healthy eating—and used that backstory to sell a popular cookbook and app—now admits “none of it’s true.” Belle Gibson, creator of The Whole Pantry, came clean this week after journalists and investigators began to unravel her story. » 4/22/15 2:20pm 4/22/15 2:20pm