Hoaxes sure can stir up a lot of emotion, can't they? We tend to have a quick reaction to them, and they flush out differences in values quickly, too.
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The Twitter feed of satirical US news website The Onion was hacked Monday by a Syrian group aiming to inject its own sardonic spin on the deadly conflict.
A spectacular hoax involving a popular US sportsman's fake dead girlfriend has put a spotlight on a practice known as "catfishing" and raised fresh concerns about news media fact-checking.
It went undetected for five years on Wikipedia, but now a seemingly meticulous entry about a 17th century conflict between colonial Portugal and India's Maratha empire has been outed as a hoax.
A video of a golden eagle swooping down in Montreal and briefly snatching a toddler off the ground sparked online buzz, but turned out on Wednesday to be a hoax that some said harms wildlife.
A bogus news release prompted several websites to run incorrect articles about Google making a $400 million acquisition of a wireless company on Monday, the target company ICOA said.
Police across Australia warned mobile phone users on Monday to ignore a text message sent to "a large number of people" threatening death if they did not pay Aus$5,000 (US$5,150).