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TB Tabby 26 April 2012 04:48 PM

5 Clearly Fake News Stories That Fooled the Media
This article lists 5 hoaxes, the truth behind them, and the reasons people believed them. Surprisingly, none of the hoaxes were in the archives when I checked.

chillas 26 April 2012 05:42 PM

I remember the IE one was discussed on the boards, but I've never even heard of the rest of those.

Richard W 26 April 2012 07:15 PM

False news stories aren't automatically urban legends... I guess snopes would only deal with them if lots of emails started arriving.

A Turtle Named Mack 26 April 2012 07:16 PM

I am pretty sure I saw the one about the guy prosecuted for eating wildlife to survive his crash in the woods here.

UEL 26 April 2012 08:03 PM

A couple were discussed here, but I don't think any of them made it to the Reference Pages.

I remember the IE and the hunting one, specifically (or variants thereof).

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