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#Hoax

From TheJournal.ie How an internet hoax about a 'white van kidnapper' sparked violence in Paris Roma

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

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

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

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

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

This is the TripAdvisor shed restaurant all over again.

From TheJournal.ie Actress Tilda Swinton admits playing 82-year-old man in new film Hoax

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 24,000 bomb hoax emails sent to UK schools as 'part of Minecraft gamer feud' Evacuations

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Hoax statement made by Dublin Lord Mayor to raise disability awareness Cycle Lanes

Hoax statement made by Dublin Lord Mayor to raise disability awareness

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

From TheJournal.ie Easons on Dublin's O'Connell Street evacuated after 'hoax' bomb scare Security Alert

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

The shop was evacuated at 5pm this evening.

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Council and gardaí warn renters of "security deposit" scam Rental Scam

Council and gardaí warn renters of "security deposit" scam

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

From TheJournal.ie CERN lab investigating bizarre "human sacrifice" video filmed on site Spoof

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

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

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: No, this photo does NOT show a mad rush for Irish passports in the UK Factcheck

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Limerick bank evacuated over 999 bomb call Ulster Bank

Limerick bank evacuated over 999 bomb call

The threat was made in a call this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Spate of bomb hoaxes sees primary schools evacuated in five counties Around The Country

Spate of bomb hoaxes sees primary schools evacuated in five counties

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

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump cites global warming as reason to build his Atlantic wall in Co Clare Climate Change

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Ryanair flight from Norway evacuated after bomb scare Everybody Off

Ryanair flight from Norway evacuated after bomb scare

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

From TheJournal.ie Band apologises for fake sex tape publicity stunt PR Stunt

Band apologises for fake sex tape publicity stunt

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

From TheJournal.ie There's a dodgy motor tax scam email going around Gone Phishing
From TheJournal.ie Hoax device discovered in garden causes bomb scare in Dublin Whitestown

Hoax device discovered in garden causes bomb scare in Dublin

The incident unfolded late last night.

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

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

From TheJournal.ie A man who went viral for being named 'Phuc Dat Bich' has just admitted it was a hoax Trolling
From TheJournal.ie Intel worker who paid friend to phone in bomb threat may be given community service Hoax

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

The plan was described as “profoundly stupid”.

From TheJournal.ie Investigation launched into "regrettable" hoax Coastguard call off Cork coast Hoax

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

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

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

60,000 people had clicked attending on the event.

From TheJournal.ie This is your regular reminder that those Facebook copyright posts you're seeing are rubbish Sigh

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

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

“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

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

From TheJournal.ie "A scumbag": Alan Kelly had a thing or two to say about that threatening package Bomb Squad

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Bomb squad called after suspicious package delivered to Alan Kelly’s office Hoax

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Teaching assistant admits sending bomb hoax from student's email as she couldn't face work Explosive

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Two men arrested over Intel plant bomb hoax Bomb Scare

Two men arrested over Intel plant bomb hoax

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

From TheJournal.ie Hoax package with white powder sent to staff at psychiatric hospital Mullingar

Hoax package with white powder sent to staff at psychiatric hospital

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

From TheJournal.ie No, Tesco did not refuse a British soldier service to avoid offending Muslims No Offence
From TheJournal.ie Man arrested over hoax call about person jumping into Waterford river Hoax

Man arrested over hoax call about person jumping into Waterford river

Several units of emergency services were called to help in the search, including the Coast Guard helicopter.

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