In March 2018, the Facebook page “Historical Pictures” shared the following meme (archived here), purportedly a screenshot of a Facebook post in which a woman named Emily Noel mistakes discarded drill bits for bullets: Underneath …
Despite fears of “deepfake” videos and other high-tech ways disinformation could potentially proliferate in the very near future, the stories that still get the most traction are often decidedly low effort. Take, for example, the …
In December 2018, a number of viral news sites began sharing posts about ankle scarves, the purported “hot new trend” in winter footwear. Country Living‘s post admitted it “didn’t know what to say” about ankle …
A satirical story about California requiring Christians to register bibles as assault weapons was mistaken for a factual news report in May 2018.
A website that publishes “Christian news satire” is behind false reports that British Prime Minister Theresa may reminded U.K. citizens that the state actually owns their children.
False claims that Mark Zuckerberg is closing Facebook are based on an edited video that its creator labeled “satire.”
It’s not a federal crime to play Christmas music before Thanksgiving, that rumor came from a satirical website in November 2017.
A satirical website is behind false reports that a federal judge ordered Christian musician Chris Tomlin to stop altering hymns with catchy choruses.
A false report of a Yellowstone lava geyser following earthquakes in Montana and Wyoming in July 2017 were intended to be satire.
Chic-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy didn’t say, “We don’t like blacks either.” A satirical report from 2012 has been routinely mistaken for a factual report.