All posts tagged "Facebook"

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    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...

  • Odd News
    12 Strange Hashtags That Went Viral

    Today we celebrate 12 strange hashtags which trended on social media over the past several years. While some viral stories were deliberately planned by media companies, some were the work of organized pranksters such as 4chan. In other cases, strange things seemed to go viral for no apparent reason at all. This list is by no...

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    About That Mark Zuckerberg Fake Giveaway Post

    After Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced he would give away the majority of his Facebook shares to charity, a false Facebook post claiming he was giving away 10% of those shares to users who re-posted a status update.

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    Sokhavy Hilton Did Not Win the Lottery. Again.

    A graphic shows a man holding up what he claims to be a winning powerball lottery ticket. It is also claimed that he will share $10 million with someone who follows him online.

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    Is Facebook Blocking an “Offensive” Nativity Scene?

    Is Facebook is attempting to block a drawing of a nativity image because it is offensive to some readers?

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    What Happens When You Press 1 on This Picture? (Nothing!)

    A graphic posted on Facebook includes a caption that readers should “watch what happens to the pic” after they press 1 in the comments.

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    False Claim: CNN Deletes Pro-Sanders Poll

    A story circulating online claims that CNN has deleted a poll which showed Sanders the overwhelming winner at the recent Democratic debate.

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    Miscaptioned: Defiant Flag-Painted Yard

    A photo circulating online allegedly shows a man who painted a U.S. flag on his yard in response to a homeowner’s association rule preventing him from flying one.