Mass email hoax causes closures across the US and Canada

Enlarge / Police tape. (credit: Tony Webster / Flickr) A tsunami of emailed bomb threats is prompting closures at hospitals, schools, public transit agencies, and business across the US and Canada. Word of the emails surfaced Thursday morning in tweets such as this one: So I actually just got a bomb threat in my work […]

I'm A Celebrity 2018: Is YouTube star WillNE going into the jungle? Hoax revealed

On I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here last night, the first 10 contestants for 2018 went into the jungle on ITV. There had been some rumours YouTube star WillNE would be going into the jungle with them. However, on Friday the vlogger released a video titled “I Faked Going On a Celebrity TV Show […]

Fortnite news: Mobile update, Fortnite the TV show hoax, Llama locations

Epic Game is constantly updating their popular Battle Royale game, with impressive effect. While many games are updated regularly, Fortnite Battle Royale stands out as a game that sees meaningful weekly patches. And this includes all platforms, due to the game using a shared cross-platform environment on Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, Mac and Mobile. […]

Germany debunks Twitter hoax saying government dissolved — but Merkel really is in trouble over refugees

Thomson Reuters BERLIN (Reuters) – Bavaria’s Christian Social Union (CSU) party moved swiftly on Friday to deny it planned to dissolve its decades-old alliance with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats, after a report to that effect appeared on a hoax Twitter account. Hans Michelbach, deputy head of the CSU faction in the federal parliament, said […]

Sandy Hook ‘hoax’ claim: Alex Jones sued by parents of massacre victims

Parents of two children killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre are suing Infowars frontman Alex Jones for defamation. Jones has consistently claimed the shooting was a hoax and the parents of the victims are actors. The 2012 shooting, perpetrated by 20-year-old Adam Lanza, resulted in the deaths of 20 elementary school children and […]

Suspect in deadly Kansas “swatting” hoax charged with manslaughter

Enlarge / Swatting suspect Tyler Barriss depicted in a 2015 mug shot released by Glendale police. (credit: Glendale Police Department) A Los Angeles man accused of making a hoax phone call that led to the death of an innocent man in Wichita, Kansas, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter. 25-year-old Tyler Barriss was arrested in […]

Alleged swatting hoax ends in the death of a father of two

Yesterday evening, a 28-year-old Kansas man was shot by police after the station received a call about a hostage situation taking place at the man’s residence. “It was a shooting call involving hostages,” Deputy Police Chief Troy Livingston said during a press conference last night. “The original call, we were told that someone had an […]

What Facebook and Google Can Learn From the First Major News Hoax

In the age of the platform, how can anybody be sure that the news they read is true? Last week, lies, hoaxes, and rumors prevailed on Facebook and Google following the mass murder in Las Vegas. The sites promoted stories claiming that the killer was a Rachel Maddow fan, or an ISIS follower—both false. As […]

4 Russians behind hoax bomb calls that forced thousands to evacuate – FSB

Published time: 5 Oct, 2017 23:04 Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has identified four perpetrators who were behind a wave of phone calls that sparked mass evacuations in over 100 Russian cities in September, FSB director Aleksandr Bortnikov said Thursday. All the suspects are currently outside Russia, he said, adding that the calls were made […]

Trump: Russia hoax continues, now it's ads on Facebook

Published time: 22 Sep, 2017 10:53 Edited time: 22 Sep, 2017 10:58 The Russia hoax continues, now it’s ads on Facebook. What about the totally biased and dishonest Media coverage in favor of Crooked Hillary? — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 22, 2017 DETAILS TO FOLLOW Let’s block ads! (Why?) RT – Daily news