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Hoax-Slayer Top 10 Articles

Not all stories listed here are hoaxes.

The Hoax-Slayer Top Ten includes articles relating to hoaxes, scams, and true stories as well as stories that contain a mixture of true and false information. Click the title of each listed article to access a full report on the topic.

  1. Fake-News Report Claims NASA has Predicted 15 Days of Darkness in November 2015
    According to a 'news' report currently circulating via social media, NASA has confirmed that Earth will experience 15 days of total darkness between November 15 and November 29, 2015.

  2. Hoax-Slayer's Current Top Five Dumbest Hoaxes
    A Few of The Most Ridiculous Internet Hoaxes Currently Circulating

  3. UWheels Giveaway Facebook Scam
    According to a post being shared on Facebook, you can get a free UWheels scooter just by liking and sharing the post and liking the Facebook Page that the post comes from. Supposedly, 125 UWheels are being given away because they are unsealed.

  4. Completely Pointless and Misleading 'Facebook Privacy Notice'
    Message circulating on Facebook advises users to publish a 'Privacy Statement' as a means of stopping the public use of material they post on the network. The latest 'better safe than sorry' version mentions Channel 13 News as a source.

  5. DEW Bottled Water Fatal Poisoning Hoax
    Circulating message warns consumers not to drink any bottled water called 'DEW' because it contains a poisonous chemical that has already killed 180 people in Nigeria. A new version claims that water contains Ebola.

  6. HOAX - 'Dorval, Quebec Mayor Refuses to Remove Pork From School Canteens'
    Circulating message claims that the mayor of Dorval, a city in Quebec Canada, refused to bow to Muslim demands to remove pork from local school canteen menus and explained his decision in a strident note sent to parents in the area.

  7. HOAX - 'Facebook To Start Charging to Keep Your Posts Private'
    Message circulating on Facebook claims that from tomorrow all of the information that users have published on Facebook will be made public unless they pay a fee of £5.99 or repost the same message.

  8. Martin Lawrence is NOT Dead
    Posts claiming that US comedian and actor Martin Lawrence has died are circulating vigorously via social media.

  9. Image Showing a Kayak in the Mouth of a Whale
    Email claims that an attached image depicts a kayak caught in the open mouth of a whale as it surfaces to feed.

  10. False Claim - Colour of Squares on Tubes Denotes Chemical Content
    Circulating message claims that consumers can tell the chemical makeup of tube contents just by checking the colour of a small square at the bottom of the packaging.

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