Forward or Delete: This Year's Fake Racist Bullshit

2014 was a banner year for garbage lies on the Internet in general, but anyone with a Facebook account knows it was a particularly strong one for racist, garbage lies. Here's a look back at just some of this year's most vile viral whoppers, which, in their own small way, each helped spread bigotry and prejudice. » 12/05/14 4:00pm 12/05/14 4:00pm

The Fake Hot Teacher Sex Tape That's Sweeping the Internet, Explained

The Daily Mail reported today that a high school teacher in Santiago del Estero, Argentina had been suspended after sleeping with a 16-year-old student who made a sex tape and leaked it to his friends. The story has been going viral on Spanish-language news sites since last week. It's (mostly) fake. Let us explain. » 11/03/14 3:30pm 11/03/14 3:30pm

CBS Station Spreads Cruel "Pumpkin Spice Four Loko" Hoax

Gawker readers of a certain age may fondly remember Four Loko*, the once popular malt liquor energy drink framed as a public menace and later banned by—who elseObama. Many of those same readers will be surprised to learn the formerly verboten beverage continues to be manufactured, albeit in a neutered, caffeine-free… » 9/25/14 4:45pm 9/25/14 4:45pm

Facebook Users Flip Out Over Ancient "Monthly Fee" Hoax

This week, social media users staged a collective shit-fit after "satire" site National Report published an article titled "Facebook To Begin Charging Users $2.99/mo Starting November 1st." According to the story, the only way to escape the subscription fee was to post a status update bearing the hashtag » 9/24/14 4:15pm 9/24/14 4:15pm

Three Boobs Are Most Likely Two Boobs and a Lie

We all had our suspicions about the three-boob lady's third boob, and now it appears that the worst is true: Jasmine Tridevil's third breast, TMZ reports, is not a true implant, but a mere prosthetic. » 9/23/14 8:00pm 9/23/14 8:00pm

This MRI Sex Tape Is Totally Real and Pretty Gross

In their search for increasingly harder -cores, the porn industry has pioneered hundreds of techniques in the photography of human genitals, from Hustler's "pink-shots" to the now-standard penetration close-up. But for all their perversion, smut peddlers have never able to match the clinical kinkiness of scientists,… » 9/22/14 4:20pm 9/22/14 4:20pm