• Debunking the “World’s Largest Mushroom” Photo

    A photo of a giant mushroom – large enough to eclipse a group of people – allegedly shows the largest living thing in the world. It is real or just another internet hoax?

  • Hoax: Facebook Will Not Begin Not Charging Users

    A persistent rumor states that Facebook will begin charging for access to the website. One variant also claims that Twitter will also begin charging for its services. Despite categorical denials by officials whenever the rumor surfaces, rumors of “membership fees” have resurfaced several times over the past few years. Today we look closer at...

  • Photos of Ebeye in 1971 and 2016. Is the Island Sinking?

    A pair of images circulating together supposedly show the island Ebeye in 1971 and 2016. The latter image seems to indicate the island has sunk considerably over the past 40 years. Is it true?

  • False Report: No Sun For 8 Days

    A social media post making the rounds claims that there will be 8 days of darkness in June 2016. It’s not true.

  • Fake News: Tina Turner Rushed to Hospital

    A viral story tonight claims that Tina Turner was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. The story, however, is fake.

  • Fake News: Dasani Water Recall Due to Parasite

    A fake news story states that Dasani Water has been recalled due to the discovery of a parasite in thousands of bottles across the U.S.

  • Not Real: The Modular Body

    A video which amassed over a million of views on YouTube – and over 10 million on Facebook – in its first week online shows a “human modular prototype” in which a creature was assembled using fleshy modules.

  • Fake News: Dr Pepper to be Discontinued

    A graphic circulating on social media suggests that Dr Pepper will be discontinued in mid-2016. It’s not true.