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Facebook Clamps Down On Fake News Stories

Reuters | Posted 03.22.2015 | Media

By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it has taken steps to clamp down on "hoaxes" and fake news st...

University of Wyoming Student Accused Of Threatening Herself With Rape Via Facebook?

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.03.2013 | Crime

University of Wyoming student Meg Lanker-Simons was outraged earlier this month when an anonymous user on the Facebook page “UW Crushes,” describe...

Jason Gilbert

Yes, That Taylor Swift Sex Tape Facebook Thing Is A Hoax | Jason Gilbert | Posted 02.08.2013 | Technology

There's no easy way for us to say this, so we just will: That Taylor Swift and Harry Styles sex tape link that's been all over Facebook is nothing but...

Blatantly Untrue Facebook Post About Congress Members Goes Viral

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics

Myths and untruths are passed around on Facebook every now and then, but it's still a surprise when thousands of people at a time fall for unverified ...

Why I Started a Social Media Hoax -- and How I'm Using It to Help

Nolan Daniels | Posted 02.17.2013 | Impact
Nolan Daniels

I snapped a photo and spent 15 minutes moving the numbers on the Powerball ticket to look like winning numbers. Eighteen hours after posting, it was up to 400,000 shares. There aren't many good things that can come from a hoax, but hopefully I can turn this one into a positive.

WATCH: If You Posted That Facebook Notice, You're An Idiot

Posted 11.27.2012 | Comedy

For those of you who haven't already figured it out yet: No, you can't copyright your Facebook content simply by posting a chain letter-style status u...

This Facebook Hoax Is All Kinds Of Asinine

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 11.28.2012 | Technology

Users who've logged onto Facebook in the last 24 hours may have seen friends posting a message about "New Facebook Guidelines." The message urges othe...

Mother Discovers Her Son's Fake Death After Loved Ones Call With Condolences

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 09.13.2012 | Parents

The calls and text messages of support began on Sunday, as friends and family members reached out to Patricia Quintana, offering condolences on the de...

Medical Student Accused Of Tricking Hundreds With Story Of Cancer Kid

Posted 06.08.2012 | College

A female medical student in Ohio is being accused of tricking hundreds of people for 11 years with a phony blog featuring a story guaranteed to pull a...

9 Facebook Scams You Don't Want To Fall For

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 10.28.2013 | Technology

Facebook recently launched a new security wall to block scammers, but many are worried these measures won't stop spam from spreading and that determin...