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#Hoax

The feminist who aborted her baby because it was a boy? It's likely a hoax

The story has gone viral, but all is not as it seems.

From TheJournal.ie One arrest after mid-air bomb scare on Ryanair plane Plane Diverted

One arrest after mid-air bomb scare on Ryanair plane

Flight FR3326 — which took off from Krakow in Poland shortly before 10pm last night — was diverted to Berlin.

Good news: Facebook is going to start removing fake news stories from your news feed

No more hoaxes clogging up your news feed.

McDonald's forced to deny it's getting rid of Big Mac after hoax article goes viral

Rumours of its demise have been greatly exaggerated.

That viral 'drunk girl in public' video is probably a hoax

One of the men featured in the video claims it was staged.

Macaulay Culkin reacted pretty well to the news of his own death

A Facebook hoax claimed the actor had been found dead in his New York apartment. He’s actually alive and well.

From TheJournal.ie Man who wrote Ebola on Aer Lingus coffee cup set for court appearance Aer Scare

Man who wrote Ebola on Aer Lingus coffee cup set for court appearance

The man is believed to have written “Attentione Ebola” on the cup.

From TheJournal.ie Passenger arrested for writing Ebola on an Aer Lingus coffee cup Hoax

Passenger arrested for writing Ebola on an Aer Lingus coffee cup

Two female passengers and a male passenger were arrested at the scene.

It's all right, everyone - Banksy hasn't been arrested

It was all a hoax. A hoax that fooled a lot of people.

This footballer's mortifying Twitter porn gaffe is going viral... but it's a hoax

Dele Adebola appeared to tweet a link to porn, and then be unable to delete it.

The internet went crazy for this photo of the 'ebola puppy'. Only problem? It's fake

Will the real ebola puppy please stand up?

The 'three-boobed woman' has been revealed as a fake

TMZ claim her baggage was stolen from a Florida airport, and it contained something very interesting…

That 'three-boobed woman' the internet is obsessed with? It's likely a hoax

Jasmine Tridevil claimed to have spent $20,000 on getting a third breast.

From TheJournal.ie Terrorist attack warning goes viral, London police say 'It's a complete hoax' Keep Calm And Carry On

Terrorist attack warning goes viral, London police say 'It's a complete hoax'

The fake alert comes after the UK’s terror threat level was raised to “severe”

How this horrifying Ice Bucket Challenge fail became a viral death hoax

Therese Todd didn’t die. And she’s not called Nancy Oley.

From TheJournal.ie Second bomb hoax in Derry in 48 hours after van hijacked and ordered to drive to city centre Security Alert

Second bomb hoax in Derry in 48 hours after van hijacked and ordered to drive to city centre

The driver abandoned the van at Fanad Drive where he alerted police.

From TheJournal.ie Van driver told bomb is a hoax after masked men told him to drive it to a police station Northern Ireland

Van driver told bomb is a hoax after masked men told him to drive it to a police station

The PSNI have described the incident as ‘frightening’.

Actress fools everyone into believing she removed ribs to gain slimmer waist

The Mexican star had long been subject to rumours.

6 pieces of indisputable proof that you can't believe everything you read on the internet

Not everyone on the internet is out to help you.

From TheJournal.ie 17-year-old arrested for 'phoning in a bomb threat' to Las Vegas from 9,000km away Long Distance

17-year-old arrested for 'phoning in a bomb threat' to Las Vegas from 9,000km away

The teenager was arrested in London one hour after claiming there was a bomb under a car on the Las Vegas strip.

Little girl kicked out of KFC over scars was a hoax, investigators claim

KFC launched a private investigation to look into claims.

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested after hoax device found on doorstep of Dublin house Bomb Squad

Man arrested after hoax device found on doorstep of Dublin house

The device was found on the doorstep of a house early this morning.

What's CodeBabes and why is the internet so angry about it?

Stop the web, we’re going backwards.

Ryan Tubridy responds to spoof death article with a cheery selfie

Yesterday, Waterford Whispers “reported” that he was found “dead inside”. Don’t worry though, he’s all right.

From TheJournal.ie Package with 'white powder and a swastika' sent to Alan Shatter's home Alert

Package with 'white powder and a swastika' sent to Alan Shatter's home

In the Dáil, the Taoiseach said the anti-Semitic material sent to Shatter’s home was “a new low”. Several members of the gardaí and the Defence Forces were on the scene in Ballinteer, south Dublin earlier today.

From TheJournal.ie Man charged with planting hoax bombs and calling in fake threats Northern Ireland

Man charged with planting hoax bombs and calling in fake threats

The 19-year-old was arrested yesterday in Craigavon, County Armagh.

Here's how Ireland reacted to the hoax bikini bridge trend

We’re not bothered, really.

Video of Fox reporter's inappropriate remarks towards missing woman a fake

Many were duped by the shocking video.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how you can tell whether an image is real or fake Hoax

Here's how you can tell whether an image is real or fake

If an image looks too amazing to be true, chances are it probably is.

From TheJournal.ie Lisa McInerney: The Paris-Mandela hoax is a perfect sign of the times Opinion

Lisa McInerney: The Paris-Mandela hoax is a perfect sign of the times

Is it just a readiness to believe the worst, born of begrudgery, that allows us to fall for outrageous celebrity quotes?

Groom who called in bomb threat before his wedding jailed for one year

He’d forgotten to fill out all the paperwork, and tried to delay the event.

Is this the new Jurassic World trailer?

Well, no, it’s not, but many were fooled.

From TheJournal.ie Over 4,000 hoax calls made to ambulance service last year Hoax

Over 4,000 hoax calls made to ambulance service last year

Fine Gael TD John O’Mahony is calling for penalties to be put in place to hold the people making the calls to account.

From The42 April Fools: Our 7 favourite sports pranks of all time More Fool You

April Fools: Our 7 favourite sports pranks of all time

Because there ain’t no fool like an April fool.