Hoaxes

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
1.27.18
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
1.20.18
Can't Handle the Truth

Hawaii's Mistaken Ballistic Missile Alert Shows How Fake News Spreads

And more stories that turned out to be nothing.
Mike Pearl
1.13.18
Can't Handle the Truth

The Ten Most Toxic Pieces of Fake News in 2017

A roundup of the year's ugliest, most damaging lies.
Mike Pearl
12.27.17
Can't Handle the Truth

Roy Moore's Senate Campaign Is Still Propped Up by Bullshit

Defenders of the Alabama Senate candidate latched onto a real statement from one of Moore's accusers and distorted it until it became fake news.
Mike Pearl
12.9.17
Can't Handle the Truth

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
11.18.17
Can't Handle the Truth

No, the Sutherland Springs Shooter Wasn't Antifa

And other fake news from the week.
Mike Pearl
11.11.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Air Force Academy Reveals Black Student Was Behind Racist Messages

The school's superintendent condemned the racist messages in a viral speech after five black students found them scrawled in their dorm.
Drew Schwartz
11.8.17
Can't Handle the Truth

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
10.21.17
Can't Handle the Truth

No, Kid Rock Isn't on the Verge of Becoming a Senator

A viral story about the rap-rocker's popularity as a candidate for US senate comes from a very sketchy pollster.
Mike Pearl
8.26.17
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
7.22.17
Can't Handle the Truth

Meth Didn't Make a Guy Horny for a Crocodile, and Other Fake News

This week's stupidity was extra stupid.
Mike Pearl
6.24.17
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