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About Hoax-Slayer

Brett Christensen created the Hoax-Slayer website in 2004. Hoax-Slayer began in 2003 as a small Yahoo email discussion group. It has evolved into a large media property that receives well over a million visitors per month.

Brett lives in Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia with his wife Deborah Christensen and their children. In 2014, Deborah joined him to assist in researching and writing articles for the site.

Most site visitors come from the US, the UK, Australia, Canada, and India with other international visitors making up the rest.

Hoax-Slayer has a strong social media presence and communicates with users via Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pintrest. The Hoax-Slayer Facebook Page has more than 177,000 likes.

Hoax-Slayer has grown into a recognised global authority site on exposing scams and debunking hoaxes on the Internet.

The National Library of Australia has archived Hoax-Slayer as an online resource of national significance.

Hoax-Slayer is completely independent, and is funded through contextual advertising delivered by Google via their AdSense program.

Media and News

Multiple news outlets have interviewed, quoted or mentioned Hoax-Slayer. These outlets include The Sydney Morning Herald, Bundaberg NewsMail, CBS News, and The Guardian. Many other websites, blogs, forums, and social media pages have also referenced Hoax-Slayer.

Jan Harold Brunvand's iconic work, 'The Encyclopaedia of Urban Legends' references Hoax-Slayer on page 330 under Internet Resources. Jan Harold Brunvand is one of America's foremost experts on folklore and urban legends. Brett Christensen has given numerous radio interviews both in Australia and internationally.

Interviews

Requests for interviews (email/radio/television/in person) are always welcome. If you have deadlines and do not live in Australia, please be aware of the time difference between Australia and your country. When requesting an interview, please indicate what topics you would like to discuss.

Radio Interviews (Audio)


Contact Details

Email: media@hoax-slayer.com
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If required, a phone number will be provided after initial contact.

Photos

High resolution versions of these images are available on request.

Brett Christensen

Deborah Christensen

Brett and Deborah Christensen

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