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Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones ordered to pay $100k after he claimed Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax
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# Infowars

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones ordered to pay $100k after he claimed Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax

Jan 1st 2020, 3:00 PM 58,056 Views 78 Comments

A 20-year-old gunman killed 20 first-graders, six educators and himself at the school in 2012.

Essex police say human bone found in Primark socks not linked to crime
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# Hoax

Essex police say human bone found in Primark socks not linked to crime

Dec 27th 2019, 2:54 PM 21,915 Views 12 Comments

The police investigation and a probe by the company at its factory have now concluded.

How an internet hoax about a 'white van kidnapper' sparked violence in Paris
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# Roma

How an internet hoax about a 'white van kidnapper' sparked violence in Paris

Mar 30th 2019, 11:00 AM 15,137 Views 24 Comments

A court hearing referred to the incident this week as “collective hysteria”.

'Ridiculous bullsh*t': Trump hits out at 'single greatest hoax' at first rally since Mueller report
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# Grand Rapids

'Ridiculous bullsh*t': Trump hits out at 'single greatest hoax' at first rally since Mueller report

Mar 29th 2019, 7:22 AM 14,309 Views 49 Comments

Trump called for those behind the investigation into his campaign to be held “accountable”.

The viral Justin Bieber burrito photo was actually just an extremely elaborate hoax
# Justin Bieber
# Justin Bieber

The viral Justin Bieber burrito photo was actually just an extremely elaborate hoax

Oct 29th 2018, 4:31 PM 6,528 Views 0 Comments

This is the TripAdvisor shed restaurant all over again.

Actress Tilda Swinton admits playing 82-year-old man in new film
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# Hoax

Actress Tilda Swinton admits playing 82-year-old man in new film

Oct 12th 2018, 10:06 PM 32,351 Views 18 Comments

The oscar-winner used prosthetics and fake body parts to play Dr Josef Klemperer.

24,000 bomb hoax emails sent to UK schools as 'part of Minecraft gamer feud'
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# Evacuations

24,000 bomb hoax emails sent to UK schools as 'part of Minecraft gamer feud'

Mar 19th 2018, 8:09 PM 14,199 Views 3 Comments

Police said about 400 schools were affected and some buildings were evacuated.

This story about Leonardo DiCaprio moving to Galway is going insanely viral - but it's not true
# Hoax
# Hoax

This story about Leonardo DiCaprio moving to Galway is going insanely viral - but it's not true

Jul 20th 2017, 11:00 AM 9,377 Views 2 Comments

Sorry, Galway.

Hoax statement made by Dublin Lord Mayor to raise disability awareness
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# Cycle Lanes

Hoax statement made by Dublin Lord Mayor to raise disability awareness

Jun 19th 2017, 1:36 PM 31,652 Views 23 Comments

Dublin City Council released a false statement suggesting people with disabilities may be allowed use cycle lanes.

Easons on Dublin's O'Connell Street evacuated after 'hoax' bomb scare
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# Security Alert

Easons on Dublin's O'Connell Street evacuated after 'hoax' bomb scare

Apr 22nd 2017, 5:44 PM 38,871 Views 49 Comments

The shop was evacuated at 5pm this evening.

No, CeeLo Green was NOT injured after his phone exploded in his face
# Death Hoax
# Death Hoax

No, CeeLo Green was NOT injured after his phone exploded in his face

Dec 19th 2016, 8:26 AM 2,534 Views 0 Comments

A video of the ‘incident’ went viral over the weekend – but it was a stunt to promote his new music.

Council and gardaí warn renters of "security deposit" scam
# Rental Scam
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# Rental Scam

Council and gardaí warn renters of "security deposit" scam

Sep 13th 2016, 4:46 PM 16,683 Views 24 Comments

One case is believed to have seen a victim transfer €1,140 to the scammers.

CERN lab investigating bizarre "human sacrifice" video filmed on site
# Spoof
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# Spoof

CERN lab investigating bizarre "human sacrifice" video filmed on site

Aug 18th 2016, 3:27 PM 28,821 Views 53 Comments

“CERN does not condone this type of spoof, which can give rise to misunderstandings about the scientific nature of our work.”

FactCheck: No, this photo does NOT show a mad rush for Irish passports in the UK
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# Factcheck

FactCheck: No, this photo does NOT show a mad rush for Irish passports in the UK

Jun 27th 2016, 7:27 PM 57,788 Views 26 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck takes on a misleading words-and-picture combo doing the rounds today.

Limerick bank evacuated over 999 bomb call
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# Ulster Bank

Limerick bank evacuated over 999 bomb call

May 25th 2016, 6:44 PM 13,697 Views 10 Comments

The threat was made in a call this afternoon.

Spate of bomb hoaxes sees primary schools evacuated in five counties
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# Around The Country

Spate of bomb hoaxes sees primary schools evacuated in five counties

May 24th 2016, 3:10 PM 129,841 Views 64 Comments

There have been incidents in Cork, Carlow Dublin, Limerick and Waterford.

Donald Trump cites global warming as reason to build his Atlantic wall in Co Clare
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# Climate Change

Donald Trump cites global warming as reason to build his Atlantic wall in Co Clare

May 23rd 2016, 9:06 PM 41,789 Views 77 Comments

He has called global warming a “hoax” and a “con job” in the past.

Ryanair flight from Norway evacuated after bomb scare
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# Everybody Off

Ryanair flight from Norway evacuated after bomb scare

May 16th 2016, 7:43 AM 13,280 Views 8 Comments

Police in Norway said that an earlier alert in Manchester made them take the threat seriously.

Band apologises for fake sex tape publicity stunt
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# PR Stunt

Band apologises for fake sex tape publicity stunt

May 12th 2016, 9:59 PM 36,356 Views 12 Comments

The duo nonetheless went ahead and released its latest video, which mixes a performance with grainy shots of sexual activity.

There's a dodgy motor tax scam email going around
# Gone Phishing
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# Gone Phishing

There's a dodgy motor tax scam email going around

Apr 27th 2016, 10:37 PM 39,307 Views 28 Comments

Watch out.

Hoax device discovered in garden causes bomb scare in Dublin
# Whitestown
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# Whitestown

Hoax device discovered in garden causes bomb scare in Dublin

Apr 19th 2016, 10:51 AM 15,127 Views 8 Comments

The incident unfolded late last night.

That viral Black Friday fight video is most likely a big fat fake
# Black Friday Riots
# Black Friday Riots

That viral Black Friday fight video is most likely a big fat fake

Nov 28th 2015, 5:00 PM 5,502 Views 0 Comments

A woman snatched a vegetable steamer from a kid in the shocking clip.

A man who went viral for being named 'Phuc Dat Bich' has just admitted it was a hoax
# Trolling
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# Trolling

A man who went viral for being named 'Phuc Dat Bich' has just admitted it was a hoax

Nov 25th 2015, 9:07 AM 22,986 Views 29 Comments

It was too good to be true.

A man who went viral for being named 'Phuc Dat Bich' has just admitted it was a hoax
# Hoax
# Hoax

A man who went viral for being named 'Phuc Dat Bich' has just admitted it was a hoax

Nov 25th 2015, 8:54 AM 2,237 Views 2 Comments

It was too good to be true.

Intel worker who paid friend to phone in bomb threat may be given community service
# Hoax
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# Hoax

Intel worker who paid friend to phone in bomb threat may be given community service

Nov 24th 2015, 11:03 PM 12,918 Views 0 Comments

The plan was described as “profoundly stupid”.

Investigation launched into "regrettable" hoax Coastguard call off Cork coast
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# Hoax

Investigation launched into "regrettable" hoax Coastguard call off Cork coast

Oct 19th 2015, 11:20 AM 41,696 Views 18 Comments

No vessel was discovered after an extensive search of the coastline.

The 'Movie on the Beach' planned for Dublin tonight is definitely not real
# Hoax
# Hoax

The 'Movie on the Beach' planned for Dublin tonight is definitely not real

Oct 14th 2015, 3:44 PM 4,759 Views 4 Comments

60,000 people had clicked attending on the event.

Can Everyone Please Stop Sharing That Facebook Copyright Hoax?
# You Dopes
# You Dopes

Can Everyone Please Stop Sharing That Facebook Copyright Hoax?

Sep 29th 2015, 3:15 PM 4,505 Views 2 Comments

Seriously.

This is your regular reminder that those Facebook copyright posts you're seeing are rubbish
# Sigh
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# Sigh

This is your regular reminder that those Facebook copyright posts you're seeing are rubbish

Sep 29th 2015, 9:05 AM 42,950 Views 88 Comments

They have no effect on Facebook’s privacy policy whatsoever so stop sharing them.

Cindy Crawford has finally spoken out about THAT viral unretouched photo
# Hoax
# Hoax

Cindy Crawford has finally spoken out about THAT viral unretouched photo

Sep 3rd 2015, 8:38 AM 6,505 Views 3 Comments

“I felt really manipulated and conflicted, so I kept my mouth shut.”

This girl's quest to find the father of her baby went viral -- but now it's totally backfired
# Baby Daddy
# Baby Daddy

This girl's quest to find the father of her baby went viral -- but now it's totally backfired

Sep 2nd 2015, 7:54 AM 14,372 Views 5 Comments

Natalie Amyot wanted to find the man she met in an Irish bar in Australia.

"A scumbag": Alan Kelly had a thing or two to say about that threatening package
# Bomb Squad
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# Bomb Squad

"A scumbag": Alan Kelly had a thing or two to say about that threatening package

Aug 31st 2015, 2:10 PM 18,625 Views 125 Comments

The army bomb squad was called out to deal with a package delivered to the minister’s constituency office on Friday.

Bomb squad called after suspicious package delivered to Alan Kelly’s office
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# Hoax

Bomb squad called after suspicious package delivered to Alan Kelly’s office

Aug 28th 2015, 11:44 PM 88,907 Views 346 Comments

The Environment Minister said it was a “highly deplorable incident”.

Here's how an Irish Twitter user fooled the British media with this fake Glastonbury infographic
# Hoax
# Hoax

Here's how an Irish Twitter user fooled the British media with this fake Glastonbury infographic

Jul 1st 2015, 7:23 PM 11,864 Views 3 Comments

Well played.

Teaching assistant admits sending bomb hoax from student's email as she couldn't face work
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# Explosive

Teaching assistant admits sending bomb hoax from student's email as she couldn't face work

Apr 14th 2015, 7:50 PM 27,366 Views 24 Comments

Two pupils were arrested and held in custody after the hoax.

Two men arrested over Intel plant bomb hoax
# Bomb Scare
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# Bomb Scare

Two men arrested over Intel plant bomb hoax

Apr 2nd 2015, 8:12 AM 18,221 Views 32 Comments

The men have been released without charge and a file has been sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Burger King Tralee offer free pancakes after Facebook gaffe -- but is it a big fat hoax?
# Whopper
# Whopper

Burger King Tralee offer free pancakes after Facebook gaffe -- but is it a big fat hoax?

Apr 1st 2015, 9:58 AM 3,465 Views 1 Comment

We investigated.

That rainbow pillow case IKEA named after Putin? It's unfortunately fake
# Downer
# Downer

That rainbow pillow case IKEA named after Putin? It's unfortunately fake

Mar 22nd 2015, 11:06 AM 5,268 Views 0 Comments

It WAS too good to be true.

Hoax package with white powder sent to staff at psychiatric hospital
# Mullingar
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# Mullingar

Hoax package with white powder sent to staff at psychiatric hospital

Mar 19th 2015, 3:27 PM 8,852 Views 3 Comments

The building had to be sealed off for a number of hours while an army bomb disposal unit examined the substance in the package.

That viral video of a naked man climbing out of Buckingham Palace is totally fake
# Hoax
# Hoax

That viral video of a naked man climbing out of Buckingham Palace is totally fake

Mar 4th 2015, 10:29 AM 3,535 Views 1 Comment

Obviously.

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