Recent Blog Posts

17 Kindergartners infected with Ebola in Texas?

21st October 2014
Rumours are circulating the Internet that claim 17 kindergarten children in Texas have tested positive to Ebola after coming into contact with a Liberian foreign exchange student. The rumours link back to an article published in T more

Tesco products infected with Ebola virus?

21st October 2014
Rumours are circulating that claim products at popular supermarket Tesco’s have been infected with the Ebola virus. The rumours seem to have been started by a website known as The Daily Bale. The “Bale” part stands more

5 Ways to detect a fake news 'fauxtire' website

20th October 2014
From experience, tracking the source of a rumour can often prove difficult. There are thousands of hoaxes out there with no indication of who started it and why. However with much of the recent nonsense that has found itself sprea more

AMC Announces 'Breaking Bad' To Return For 6th Season

20th October 2014
Rumours are circulating that popular TV show Breaking Bad is returning for a sixth season, with a "plot twist". According to website Empire who "broke" the "story", creator Vince Gilligan was quoted as saying ... more

Recent Articles

Man sues Red Bull because it didn’t give him wings?

9 Oct 2014
Rumours are circulating across the Internet that a man is suing energy drink manufacturer Red Bull because despite the claims made in their advertising material, he did not grow wings. The rumours are false and are the result of a real class more

Are 2014 Federal Tax Refunds being delayed until October 2015?

7 Oct 2014
Rumours are spreading that claim tax refunds in the US are to be delayed by the IRS until at least October 2015. The story is false, and just another fabricated story from serial nonsense-starter The National Report, a website that deals more

Muslims get the UK to ban sniffer dogs?

1 Oct 2014
Rumours are spreading across social media that Muslims have managed to get UK security forces to stop using sniffer dogs at airports and train stations, or that they are campaigning against sniffer dogs because it “offends them”. This seems more

Are KFC banning alcohol-infused wipes?

29 Sep 2014
Rumours are circulating social media that assert popular fried chicken franchise KFC are refusing to sell hand wipes that contain ethanol as alcohol is prohibited by their Halal-only policy. The reports originate from an incident more

ISIS knocking on doors and marking Christian houses

26 Sep 2014
Warnings (below) are spreading that claim terror group ISIS are going around suburbs knocking on doors in a bid to “mark” Christian houses. These warnings assert that the Islamic extremists are posing as charity workers, carrying black books more