Politics - Political Hoaxes, Diatribes and Opinion Pieces
Misleading and Inaccurate Diatribe - 'Toning Down' Anzac Day 2015
Bitter and inflammatory political diatribe claims that Australia's Federal government is intent on toning down the Anzac Day 2015 centenary because the event may offend immigrants to Australia.
Published: April 12, 2013
False Claim – Muslims can Avoid Paying Bedroom Tax by Designating One Bedroom as a Prayer Room
Messages circulating via social media claim that Muslims can be exempted from the new bedroom tax imposed on UK welfare recipients by setting aside the spare bedroom as a prayer room.
Published: April 10, 2013
False Claim - Anzac Day Badges Banned at Mt. Warren Park Shopping Centre
Circulating message claims that Anzac Day badges were not sold at Mt. Warren Shopping Centre because the owner of the centre is from the Middle East and he refused permission for businesses in the complex to sell the badges.
Published: April 9, 2013
The Bogus Tale of The British Flag Lapel Pin and the Rude Muslim Woman in the Checkout Queue
Message tells the story of how a Muslim woman in a British supermarket checkout queue was taken to task and put in her place by an elderly shopper after she made critical remarks about the cashier's British flag lapel pin and the UK's military involvement in Afghanistan.
Published: April 8, 2013
Vladimir Putin's Supposed Speech to the Duma on Minorities and Sharia Law
Widely circulated message claims that, in a February 14, 2013 speech to the Duma, Russian President Vladimir Putin bluntly advised Russian minorities that they should speak Russian and adapt to Russian culture if they wish to live in the country and that, if they prefer Sharia Law, then they should go somewhere else to live.
Published: April 8, 2013
Robin Williams 'Perfect Plan' For Peace Speech
Long circulated message claims that US comedian Robin Williams came up with a "perfect plan" for achieving peace in the world, which he delivered during a speech in New York.
Published: April 1, 2013
'Bad Brit' - Nigel Farage and the Tory Party's Worst Nightmare
A circulating political piece that discusses perceived issues with UK social and political life is attributed to British politician and leader of the UK Independence Party, Nigel Farage.
Published: March 28, 2013
Hoax - Julia Gillard Tells Muslims To Adapt or Leave
Widely circulated message claims that Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard recently stated that immigrants should adapt to Australian culture, language and beliefs or leave the country and that Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law should get out of Australia
Published: January 11, 2013
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
Bill Cosby - 'I'm 76 and I'm Tired'
Circulating diatribe that condemns the conduct of Muslims and blames many of the world's ills on poor and lazy people is attributed to US comedian Bill Cosby.
Published: 7th October 2011