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Facebook Wants To Stop ‘Hoax’ News Stories From Showing Up In Users’ Feeds

Facebook wants to reduce the amount of “hoax” and “deliberately misleading” news stories from its users’ news feeds.

01/20/2015

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The Fast Foodie: Never Fear The McDonald’s Big Mac Is Here To Stay After Internet Hoax

When Internet rumors killed off Cher or Jon Bon Jovi people took notice with “RIP” and short exclamations of shock. When a site published that the McDonald’s Big Mac was being killed off in 2015 it rocked the core of America. Don’t worry, the death of McDonald’s Big Mac was a hoax.

12/29/2014

San Francisco Giants fans ride on boats and kayaks in McCovey Cove during Game One between the San Francisco Giants and the Detroit Tigers in the Major League Baseball World Series at AT&T Park on October 24, 2012 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

SF Boat Rental Firm’s Publicity Stunt Hoax On Renaming McCovey Cove Is Dead In The Water

A San Francisco boat-sharing rental firm is dealing with waves of negative reaction following a phony announcement that it had secured naming rights to McCovey Cove just in time for the World Series Game 3.

10/24/2014

Fairfax Police cruisers. (CBS)

Marin County Family Falls Victim To ‘Swatting,’ Hoax 911 Calls Become Growing Problem For Police

Hoax 911 calls known as “swatting” is a problem that has popped up and plagued many areas all over the country. Just recently a hoax call was made into Fairfax which prompted a full SWAT response, the second such call in Marin County in just the past two weeks.

09/03/2014

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Hacked Yahoo News’ Twitter Account Reports Fake Ebola Outbreak In Atlanta

The official Twitter account of Yahoo News was apparently hacked Sunday after it tweeted 145 people in Atlanta were infected with Ebola to its 816,000 followers.

08/11/2014

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‘Golden Girls’ Star Rue Mcclanahan Goes Viral Four Years After Her Death

Social Media are abuzz w/ RIP messages for the actress, but McClanahan has been dead since 2010. What happened?

06/10/2014

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Bomb Hoax Suspect Arrested After Scare At United Nations Plaza In San Francisco

A suspect was arrested Wednesday in connection with a bomb hoax at a college near San Francisco’s United Nations Plaza that prompted the evacuation of the school and shut down part of Market Street, police said Thursday.

05/08/2014

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San Francisco Police Make Arrest In Bomb Threat Hoax At SF Culinary School

19-year-old Jesus Ivan Yerena of San Francisco was cited and released for a misdemeanor offense of placing a false or facsimile bomb.

05/08/2014

A hoax tricked Berkeley residents into thinking an In-N-Out Burger was opening near the UC campus. (CBS)

In-N-Out Burger Hoax Near UC Berkeley Campus Fools, Saddens Students

There was a great deal of excitement today when an In-N-Out Burger “Coming Soon” banner was draped across what used to be an ADIDAS store on Telegraph Ave. in Berkeley,

04/28/2014

Jimmy Kimmel & Pro Stunt-woman Daphne Avalon (credit: YouTube Screenshot)

‘Twerking Fail’ Viral Video Was A Hoax

Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel and a professional stunt-woman shot the “Worst Twerk Fail Ever-Girl Catches Fire!” viral video two months ago…

09/10/2013

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