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#Hoax

# hoax - Saturday 30 March, 2019

How an internet hoax about a 'white van kidnapper' sparked violence in Paris

A court hearing referred to the incident this week as “collective hysteria”.

# hoax - Friday 29 March, 2019

'Ridiculous bullsh*t': Trump hits out at 'single greatest hoax' at first rally since Mueller report

Trump called for those behind the investigation into his campaign to be held “accountable”.

# hoax - Monday 29 October, 2018

From The Daily Edge The viral Justin Bieber burrito photo was actually just an extremely elaborate hoax Justin Bieber

The viral Justin Bieber burrito photo was actually just an extremely elaborate hoax

This is the TripAdvisor shed restaurant all over again.

# hoax - Friday 12 October, 2018

Actress Tilda Swinton admits playing 82-year-old man in new film

The oscar-winner used prosthetics and fake body parts to play Dr Josef Klemperer.

# hoax - Monday 19 March, 2018

24,000 bomb hoax emails sent to UK schools as 'part of Minecraft gamer feud'

Police said about 400 schools were affected and some buildings were evacuated.

# hoax - Thursday 20 July, 2017

From The Daily Edge This story about Leonardo DiCaprio moving to Galway is going insanely viral - but it's not true Hoax

# hoax - Monday 19 June, 2017

Hoax statement made by Dublin Lord Mayor to raise disability awareness

Dublin City Council released a false statement suggesting people with disabilities may be allowed use cycle lanes.

# hoax - Saturday 22 April, 2017

Easons on Dublin's O'Connell Street evacuated after 'hoax' bomb scare

The shop was evacuated at 5pm this evening.

# hoax - Monday 19 December, 2016

From The Daily Edge No, CeeLo Green was NOT injured after his phone exploded in his face Death Hoax

No, CeeLo Green was NOT injured after his phone exploded in his face

A video of the ‘incident’ went viral over the weekend – but it was a stunt to promote his new music.

# hoax - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

Council and gardaí warn renters of "security deposit" scam

One case is believed to have seen a victim transfer €1,140 to the scammers.

# hoax - Thursday 18 August, 2016

CERN lab investigating bizarre "human sacrifice" video filmed on site

“CERN does not condone this type of spoof, which can give rise to misunderstandings about the scientific nature of our work.”

# hoax - Monday 27 June, 2016

FactCheck: No, this photo does NOT show a mad rush for Irish passports in the UK

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck takes on a misleading words-and-picture combo doing the rounds today.

# hoax - Wednesday 25 May, 2016

Limerick bank evacuated over 999 bomb call

The threat was made in a call this afternoon.

# hoax - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

Spate of bomb hoaxes sees primary schools evacuated in five counties

There have been incidents in Cork, Carlow Dublin, Limerick and Waterford.

# hoax - Monday 23 May, 2016

Donald Trump cites global warming as reason to build his Atlantic wall in Co Clare

He has called global warming a “hoax” and a “con job” in the past.

# hoax - Monday 16 May, 2016

Ryanair flight from Norway evacuated after bomb scare

Police in Norway said that an earlier alert in Manchester made them take the threat seriously.

# hoax - Thursday 12 May, 2016

Band apologises for fake sex tape publicity stunt

The duo nonetheless went ahead and released its latest video, which mixes a performance with grainy shots of sexual activity.

# hoax - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

# hoax - Tuesday 19 April, 2016

Hoax device discovered in garden causes bomb scare in Dublin

The incident unfolded late last night.

# hoax - Saturday 28 November, 2015

From The Daily Edge That viral Black Friday fight video is most likely a big fat fake Black Friday Riots

That viral Black Friday fight video is most likely a big fat fake

A woman snatched a vegetable steamer from a kid in the shocking clip.

# hoax - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

From The Daily Edge A man who went viral for being named 'Phuc Dat Bich' has just admitted it was a hoax Hoax

# hoax - Tuesday 24 November, 2015

Intel worker who paid friend to phone in bomb threat may be given community service

The plan was described as “profoundly stupid”.

# hoax - Monday 19 October, 2015

Investigation launched into "regrettable" hoax Coastguard call off Cork coast

No vessel was discovered after an extensive search of the coastline.

# hoax - Wednesday 14 October, 2015

From The Daily Edge The 'Movie on the Beach' planned for Dublin tonight is definitely not real Hoax

The 'Movie on the Beach' planned for Dublin tonight is definitely not real

60,000 people had clicked attending on the event.

# hoax - Tuesday 29 September, 2015

From The Daily Edge Can Everyone Please Stop Sharing That Facebook Copyright Hoax? You Dopes

This is your regular reminder that those Facebook copyright posts you're seeing are rubbish

They have no effect on Facebook’s privacy policy whatsoever so stop sharing them.

# hoax - Thursday 3 September, 2015

From The Daily Edge Cindy Crawford has finally spoken out about THAT viral unretouched photo Hoax

Cindy Crawford has finally spoken out about THAT viral unretouched photo

“I felt really manipulated and conflicted, so I kept my mouth shut.”

# hoax - Wednesday 2 September, 2015

From The Daily Edge This girl's quest to find the father of her baby went viral -- but now it's totally backfired Baby Daddy

This girl's quest to find the father of her baby went viral -- but now it's totally backfired

Natalie Amyot wanted to find the man she met in an Irish bar in Australia.

# hoax - Monday 31 August, 2015

"A scumbag": Alan Kelly had a thing or two to say about that threatening package

The army bomb squad was called out to deal with a package delivered to the minister’s constituency office on Friday.

# hoax - Friday 28 August, 2015

Bomb squad called after suspicious package delivered to Alan Kelly’s office

The Environment Minister said it was a “highly deplorable incident”.

# hoax - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

From The Daily Edge Here's how an Irish Twitter user fooled the British media with this fake Glastonbury infographic Hoax

# hoax - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

Teaching assistant admits sending bomb hoax from student's email as she couldn't face work

Two pupils were arrested and held in custody after the hoax.

# hoax - Thursday 2 April, 2015

Two men arrested over Intel plant bomb hoax

The men have been released without charge and a file has been sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions.

# hoax - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

From The Daily Edge Burger King Tralee offer free pancakes after Facebook gaffe -- but is it a big fat hoax? Whopper

# hoax - Sunday 22 March, 2015

From The Daily Edge That rainbow pillow case IKEA named after Putin? It's unfortunately fake Downer

# hoax - Thursday 19 March, 2015

Hoax package with white powder sent to staff at psychiatric hospital

The building had to be sealed off for a number of hours while an army bomb disposal unit examined the substance in the package.

# hoax - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

From The Daily Edge That viral video of a naked man climbing out of Buckingham Palace is totally fake Hoax

# hoax - Thursday 26 February, 2015

# hoax - Friday 13 February, 2015

Man arrested over hoax call about person jumping into Waterford river

Several units of emergency services were called to help in the search, including the Coast Guard helicopter.

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