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  • Recycled Hoax Falsely Claims Maryborough Mayor Refused to Remove Pork From School Canteens After Muslim Demands
    According to a message that is being passed around via social media, the blogosphere, and email, the mayor of the Australian city of Maryborough has refused to comply to the demands of the local Muslim community to remove pork from school cafeterias in the district.
    Published: December 2, 2015

  • Investigation of Scottish Referendum
    According to an article published 29 December 2014 in The Daily Record The Scottish Assessors Association (SSA) have reported that several hundred fraudulent applications to vote occurred with many of them being referred to police.
    Published: December 30, 2014

  • Circulating Picture of Ferguson Protest Sign is Faked
    circulated image depicts a protester in the troubled city of Ferguson holding up a sign that reads 'No mother should have to fear for her son's life every time he robs a store'.
    Published: December 3, 2014

  • Misleading Protest Message Calls for KFC Boycott Due to Halal Hand Wipe Rules
    Protest message circulating via Facebook calls for a boycott of KFC after staff at a halal KFC branch in Leicester, UK, refused to give a customer hand wipes because they contain alcohol and might therefore break Islamic rules.
    Published: September 30, 2014

  • Fake 'Islamic Rights' Facebook Page Inciting Hatred on Gold Coast
    A Facebook Page called 'Preserving Islamic Rights on the Gold Coast' has demanded that the Gold Coast mayor incorporate Islamic prayers into the Anzac Day Dawn service to 'honour fallen Islamic diggers'. It also proposes that an Islamic symbol be included on a newly designed Australian flag. It even suggests that an entire Islamic suburb to be called 'New Palestine' and complete with a 'Refugee Ferry Port and Processing Facility is to be built in the area.
    Published: September 13, 2014

  • HOAX - 'Belgium Mayor Explains Why he Refused to Ban Pork From School Canteens'
    Circulating message features a strident letter supposedly sent to parents by Marc Duvivier, the mayor of the Belgium municipality of Ath, explaining why he refused to give in to demands from local Muslims to remove pork from school canteen menus.
    Published: September 12, 2014

  • HOAX - 'Wiltshire Church to Become Mosque and Bodies Dug Up'
    Circulating social media message claims that a British church in Wiltshire, UK will be converted into a mosque and that bodies buried in the church's graveyard will be dug up and moved. The message features an image of the church.
    Published: December 28, 2014

  • More 2012 US Election Dissatisfaction: California’s Prop 37
    There have been a number of inquiries emailed to Hoax-Slayer regarding the California’s Proposition 37, its apparent defeat, and claims of voter fraud in light of hundreds of thousands of uncounted votes days past the actual election.
    Published: November 14, 2012

  • US States Petition For Secession
    Posts are currently being shared that include links to petitions and indicate a signature on those petitions will support certain states’ efforts to secede from the United States.
    Published: November 13, 2012

  • Hoax - Oliver North Warned Congress About Osama Bin Laden in 1987
    Long circulated message claims that, while testifying at the Iran-Contra hearings in 1987, Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North warned questioning US senator Al Gore about a very dangerous Muslim terrorist named Osama bin Laden and recommended that an "assassin team be formed to eliminate him and his men from the face of the earth".
    Published: November 5, 2012

  • Australia Day Name Change Hoax Targets Prime Minister Gillard
    Vitriolic and abusive social media comments claim that Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard is set to change the name of Australia Day to "Citizens Day" in an attempt to pander to migrant groups.
    Published: November 2, 2012

  • UN Observers at USA Polls? No – And The Real Observers Have Been Doing That Since 2002. They Also Don’t Wear Body Armour.
    Recently circulated photos and posts accuse the Obama administration of bringing in UN troops to monitor polls during the 2012 general election (held on 06 November 2012). The observers are actually from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). OSCE is an intergovernmental organization and is independent of the United Nations. They have been observing major national elections in the US, by invitation of the US government, since the 2002 general election.
    Published: October 26, 2012

  • Hoax - Obama's Cook County Correctional Center
    Message that features a series of photographs depicting a luxuriously appointed prison claims that the pictures show the Cook County Correctional Center in Chicago, Illinois, a project brought to fruition by Barack Obama.
    Published: October 8, 2012

  • Circulating Opinion Piece - 'Democratic, Republican Liberal-Progressive's Worst Nightmare'
    Oft forwarded political piece stridently discusses a long list of perceived problems with social and political life in modern America.
    Published: August 9, 2012

  • UK Pensioners v Asylum Seekers Protest Message
    Protest message claims that asylum seekers in the UK receive a substantially higher weekly allowance from the British government than do British pensioners.
    Published: 28th September 2010

  • Canadian Refugee Pensions Protest Hoax
    Protest message claims that refugees in Canada receive a substantially higher monthly pension payment from the Canadian government than that received by Canadian old age pensioners.
    Published: 27th August 2010

  • Muslim Protest Photographs - Pictures From London
    Email claims that a series of attached photographs depict a protest in London at which Muslim demonstrators displayed placards with violent and inflammatory slogans.
    Published: 13th March 2010

  • Barack Obama in Afghanistan Protest Email
    Email from a US soldier stationed in Afghanistan claims that Senator Barack Obama snubbed troops during a recent visit to the region.
    Published: 28th July 2008

  • Robert Mugabe Mansion Photographs
    Email forward claims that attached photographs of an opulently appointed mansion show the home of President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe.
    Published: 25th July 2008

  • Prime Minister Howard - Muslims Out Of Australia
    Email forward claims that former Australian Prime Minister John Howard told the media that immigrants should adapt to Australian culture, language and beliefs or leave the country. It also claims that Howard told Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law that they should get out of Australia.
    Published: 5th July 2008

  • Refugee Monthly Allowance From Australian Government Hoax
    Protest emails claim that refugees receive a substantially higher monthly payment from the Australian government than do Australian pensioners.
    Published: 10th May 2008

  • Oscar Mayer Does Not Support The War Hoax
    Email claims that Oscar Mayer refused to donate hotdogs to US Marines stationed in Iraq because the company does not support the war.
    Published: 23rd January 2008

  • Starbucks Lack of Support For Iraq Troops Rumor
    Email "memorial chain" claims that the UK has removed topics about the Holocaust from its school curriculum.
    Published: January 21, 2008

  • New US Presidential Coins Omit "In God We Trust"?
    Protest message claims that "In God We Trust" was intentionally omitted from the new United States Presidential $1 Coins issued in 2007.
    Published: 13th March 2007

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