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No, Tilapia Is Not a Mutant, Boneless, Toxic Fish, Despite What the Internet Says

Please stop falling for that crazy graphic of tilapia “facts” that is making its way around the internet.
Jelisa Castrodale
4.16.18
Can't Handle the Truth

Don't Worry, Tide Pods Aren't Going Anywhere

Don't believe the story about Tide pulling the toxic little guys off the shelves.
Mike Pearl
1.28.18
Can't Handle the Truth

Trump Has No Idea What 'Fake News' Means

The president is apparently super mad about reporting errors that outlets have already apologized for. Weirdly, he doesn't seem to care about errors that make him sound good.
Mike Pearl
1.22.18
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Hawaii's Mistaken Ballistic Missile Alert Shows How Fake News Spreads

And more stories that turned out to be nothing.
Mike Pearl
1.14.18
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The Roy Moore Accusations Have Been a Magnet for Fake News

Somehow, the Alabama special election has managed to get even uglier in the last week, this time thanks to hoaxes.
Mike Pearl
11.19.17
Can't Handle the Truth

No, the Sutherland Springs Shooter Wasn't Antifa

And other fake news from the week.
Mike Pearl
11.12.17
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The 'Fake Melania' Conspiracy Theory Is Toxic, Cynical Spam

Even when fake news looks like a joke, it can spin out of control.
Mike Pearl
10.23.17
Hoaxes

NYC Falls for Cruel, Viral Hoax About In-N-Out Pop-Up

In-N-Out representatives have since confirmed it isn't happening.
Mayukh Sen
10.19.17
Can't Handle the Truth

Trump Keeps Spreading a Very Weird Lie About Insurance Costs

He says insurance pays out when you're old, like a 401-K. But the good news is, he says it's only $12 per year for life!
Mike Pearl
7.23.17
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Meth Didn't Make a Guy Horny for a Crocodile, and Other Fake News

This week's stupidity was extra stupid.
Mike Pearl
6.25.17
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Four Fake News Stories Liberals Gobbled Up This Week

Stephen Colbert once said "the truth has a liberal bias". That doesn't mean liberals don't enjoy bullshit – including bullshit about Colbert himself.
Mike Pearl
5.14.17
Can't Handle the Truth

Fake News Was Weirdly Fun This Week

Prince Philip is alive, and a lot of other online hoaxes were actually amusing.
Mike Pearl
5.7.17
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