9 Social Media Hoaxes You Fell for in 2013
The Internet is a gullible place. Before you know it, you buy into a YouTube video, and you’re sharing Facebook posts and tweets with misinformation. If you haven’t done so yourself, you likely know someone who has.
Some of the most viral stories of the year have turned out to be fakes. Remember when Will and Monifa Sims captured our hearts in May while singing karaoke at a gas station? They were actors. And who could forget the hilarious twerking girl on fire? Simply a stunt orchestrated by Jimmy Kimmel
Not all hoaxes were videos, though. The Internet followed along with Elan Gale, a producer for The Bachelor, who live-tweeted a fake situation he claimed to experience on an airplane; an adorable kid’s letter to Santa was actually the brainchild of a comedian. Read more…
Hat Tip To: Social Media