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misinformation

WhatsApp Launches a Tip Line for Misinformation in India Ahead of Elections

WhatsApp has been struggling to address misinformation and rumors on its app without compromising security. “Checkpoint Tipline” gives users in India an opt-in option to submit rumors for fact-checking.
Caroline Haskins
4.2.19
Hate Crime

Where the investigation into Jussie Smollett's alleged "MAGA" attack stands now

The Chicago prosecutor assigned to the ongoing investigation abruptly recused herself from the case Tuesday night.
Tess Owen
2.20.19
Listen

Let’s Aimlesly Speculate On (Almost) Every Game Coming in 2019

Three podcasts hosts, a wildly inaccurate Wikipedia page, and content to fill. We've got this.
Patrick Klepek
12.31.18
Pizza

No, Trump Didn't Order Pizza Topped with Miniature Pizzas for Stormy Daniels

The pizza-topped-pizza rumor is quickly going the way of the "gorilla channel" thing.
Jelisa Castrodale
1.26.18
WTF

Nicolas Cage Wants His Face Removed from These Japanese Snacks

Stop trying to make Nic Cage snacks happen, says Nic Cage.
Nick Rose
10.12.17
the internet

No, Starbucks Juice Drinks Aren't Full of Poison

It’s 2017, so even your juice can be tainted by fake news.
Alex Swerdloff
2.9.17
Health

We Should All Be Adding MSG to Our Food, According to This Food Scientist

“Hold the MSG,” may become a statement of the past if food scientist Steve Witherly is to be believed.
Alex Swerdloff
2.5.17
Twitter

Trump Protesters Falsely Accused of Anti-Chinese Racism in Viral Weibo Story

Fake information is not just a problem for American social media.
Sarah Jeong
11.15.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

No, the LAPD Is Not Going After Brad Pitt for Child Abuse

UPDATE: The FBI is reportedly investigating.
VICE Staff
9.22.16
Health

Investigating the Middle School Rumor that Mountain Dew Lowers Your Sperm Count

One of the greatest rumors in middle school was that the yellow dye in Mountain Dew killed off your sperm. Naturally, it became a much beloved contraceptive choice for countless teens. Was there any truth to the rumor?
Marla Bahloul
8.25.16
Baseball

Twins Scoreboard Was Announcing Trades That Hadn't Actually Happened

Don't believe everything you read during the trade deadline—even stuff you see at stadium scoreboards.
Dave Brown
7.29.16
Don't Trust The Internet

​Can You Get Herpes from a Tanning Bed?

In our new bullshit-busting column, we investigate the story doing the rounds on Facebook that tanning can give you STIs.
Angus Harrison
7.20.16
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