For the truly lazy internet reader we’ve compiled a quick look at some of the top fake stories floating around social media this week.
A common scam involves registered owners of internet domains receiving an email claiming that a business in China is attempting to register several domains containing their company name in Asia. It’s merely a ploy designed at getting unsuspecting domain owners to “protect” their business name from Asian registrants – by unnecessarily purchasing multiple domains.
Waiting in line is a booming business in China, where people are paid an hourly wait to stand as professional queuers. This practice has also started to spread West.
Two Canadians are making big profits by selling fresh Rocky Mountain air canisters after Beijing’s first-ever red alert for air quality.
A woman in China attempted to sneak her dog onto a bus by disguising it as a baby.
When fact-check website Snopes posted a rebuttal to an article published by Slate author Geoffrey Sant, the writer fired back, accusing the website of being “lazy.”
A video circulating online shows a fresh cut of beef which is appears to be pulsating like a beating heart. Today we look at this and other examples of “twitching meat.”
In 2013, a Chinese Zoo was accused of cheating park visitors by trying to pass off “substitute” animals as the real thing – such as presenting a Tibetan mastiff dog as an African Lion.