Inflammatory and corrosive rhetoric is being laundered via social media commentary from fringe sites into the mainstream at a time of increasing uncertainty and instability.
A warning about girl who was supposedly badly burned while wearing an Under Armour sweatshirt near a camp fire can’t be authenticated. But these types of blended material have proven more flammable in the past.
Bush’s Baked Beans issued a recall in July 2017, and it re-circulated on social media in June 2018.
The FBI urged the public to reboot routers and network hardware in May 2018 after disrupting a group of Russian hackers who installed malware capable of stealing information.
Thieves Cloning Car Remote Codes, Breaking Into Cars-Truth! Summary of eRumor: Thieves are using wireless devices to clone auto door lock codes transmitted by wireless key fobs, allowing them to break into cars. The Truth: …
Legitimate prayer requests for Heaven Ray Cox, a 15-year-old Texas girl, circulated in November 2017 after the teen was reported missing.
False warnings not to accept friend requests from Facebook hacker Andrea Wilson that spread in November 2017 are based on legitimate threats.
Warnings about Bad Rabbit ransomeware are credible — but the virus had only targeted corporate networks outside the U.S. as of October 26, 2017.
Searching “following me” on Facebook won’t reveal secret or unwanted followers — it will accounts where the phrase “following me” appears.