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# hoax - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones ordered to pay $100k after he claimed Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax
# Infowars
# Infowars

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones ordered to pay $100k after he claimed Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax

Jan 1st 2020, 3:00 PM 57,970 Views 78 Comments

A 20-year-old gunman killed 20 first-graders, six educators and himself at the school in 2012.

# hoax - Friday 27 December, 2019

Essex police say human bone found in Primark socks not linked to crime
# Hoax
# Hoax

Essex police say human bone found in Primark socks not linked to crime

Dec 27th 2019, 2:54 PM 21,913 Views 12 Comments

The police investigation and a probe by the company at its factory have now concluded.

# hoax - Saturday 30 March, 2019

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

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

Mar 30th 2019, 11:00 AM 15,100 Views 24 Comments

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
# Grand Rapids
# Grand Rapids

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

Mar 29th 2019, 7:22 AM 14,309 Views 49 Comments

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

# hoax - Monday 29 October, 2018

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

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

Oct 29th 2018, 4:31 PM 6,502 Views 0 Comments

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
# Hoax
# Hoax

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

Oct 12th 2018, 10:06 PM 32,348 Views 18 Comments

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'
# Evacuations
# Evacuations

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

Mar 19th 2018, 8:09 PM 14,196 Views 3 Comments

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

# hoax - Thursday 20 July, 2017

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

This story about Leonardo DiCaprio moving to Galway is going insanely viral - but it's not true

Jul 20th 2017, 11:00 AM 9,353 Views 2 Comments

Sorry, Galway.

# hoax - Monday 19 June, 2017

Hoax statement made by Dublin Lord Mayor to raise disability awareness
# Cycle Lanes
# Cycle Lanes

Hoax statement made by Dublin Lord Mayor to raise disability awareness

Jun 19th 2017, 1:36 PM 31,637 Views 23 Comments

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
# Security Alert
# Security Alert

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

Apr 22nd 2017, 5:44 PM 38,867 Views 49 Comments

The shop was evacuated at 5pm this evening.

# hoax - Monday 19 December, 2016

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

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

Dec 19th 2016, 8:26 AM 2,532 Views 0 Comments

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
# Rental Scam
# Rental Scam

Council and gardaí warn renters of "security deposit" scam

Sep 13th 2016, 4:46 PM 16,659 Views 24 Comments

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
# Spoof
# Spoof

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

Aug 18th 2016, 3:27 PM 28,785 Views 54 Comments

“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
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

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

Jun 27th 2016, 7:27 PM 57,783 Views 26 Comments

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
# Ulster Bank
# Ulster Bank

Limerick bank evacuated over 999 bomb call

May 25th 2016, 6:44 PM 13,697 Views 10 Comments

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
# Around The Country
# Around The Country

Spate of bomb hoaxes sees primary schools evacuated in five counties

May 24th 2016, 3:10 PM 129,823 Views 64 Comments

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
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

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

May 23rd 2016, 9:06 PM 41,780 Views 77 Comments

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
# Everybody Off
# Everybody Off

Ryanair flight from Norway evacuated after bomb scare

May 16th 2016, 7:43 AM 13,275 Views 8 Comments

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
# PR Stunt
# PR Stunt

Band apologises for fake sex tape publicity stunt

May 12th 2016, 9:59 PM 36,352 Views 12 Comments

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

There's a dodgy motor tax scam email going around
# Gone Phishing
# Gone Phishing

There's a dodgy motor tax scam email going around

Apr 27th 2016, 10:37 PM 39,221 Views 28 Comments

Watch out.

# hoax - Tuesday 19 April, 2016

Hoax device discovered in garden causes bomb scare in Dublin
# Whitestown
# Whitestown

Hoax device discovered in garden causes bomb scare in Dublin

Apr 19th 2016, 10:51 AM 15,124 Views 8 Comments

The incident unfolded late last night.

# hoax - Saturday 28 November, 2015

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

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

Nov 28th 2015, 5:00 PM 5,490 Views 0 Comments

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

# hoax - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

A man who went viral for being named 'Phuc Dat Bich' has just admitted it was a hoax
# Trolling
# Trolling

A man who went viral for being named 'Phuc Dat Bich' has just admitted it was a hoax

Nov 25th 2015, 9:07 AM 22,771 Views 29 Comments

It was too good to be true.

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

A man who went viral for being named 'Phuc Dat Bich' has just admitted it was a hoax

Nov 25th 2015, 8:54 AM 2,237 Views 2 Comments

It was too good to be true.

# hoax - Tuesday 24 November, 2015

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

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

Nov 24th 2015, 11:03 PM 12,914 Views 0 Comments

The plan was described as “profoundly stupid”.

# hoax - Monday 19 October, 2015

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

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

Oct 19th 2015, 11:20 AM 41,696 Views 18 Comments

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

# hoax - Wednesday 14 October, 2015

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

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

Oct 14th 2015, 3:44 PM 4,759 Views 4 Comments

60,000 people had clicked attending on the event.

# hoax - Tuesday 29 September, 2015

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

Can Everyone Please Stop Sharing That Facebook Copyright Hoax?

Sep 29th 2015, 3:15 PM 4,505 Views 2 Comments

Seriously.

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

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

Sep 29th 2015, 9:05 AM 42,762 Views 737 Comments

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

# hoax - Thursday 3 September, 2015

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

Cindy Crawford has finally spoken out about THAT viral unretouched photo

Sep 3rd 2015, 8:38 AM 6,495 Views 3 Comments

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

# hoax - Wednesday 2 September, 2015

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

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

Sep 2nd 2015, 7:54 AM 14,370 Views 5 Comments

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
# Bomb Squad
# Bomb Squad

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

Aug 31st 2015, 2:10 PM 18,618 Views 125 Comments

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
# Hoax
# Hoax

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

Aug 28th 2015, 11:44 PM 88,905 Views 346 Comments

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

# hoax - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

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

Here's how an Irish Twitter user fooled the British media with this fake Glastonbury infographic

Jul 1st 2015, 7:23 PM 11,858 Views 3 Comments

Well played.

# hoax - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

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

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

Apr 14th 2015, 7:50 PM 27,362 Views 24 Comments

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

# hoax - Thursday 2 April, 2015

Two men arrested over Intel plant bomb hoax
# Bomb Scare
# Bomb Scare

Two men arrested over Intel plant bomb hoax

Apr 2nd 2015, 8:12 AM 18,217 Views 32 Comments

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

# hoax - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

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

Burger King Tralee offer free pancakes after Facebook gaffe -- but is it a big fat hoax?

Apr 1st 2015, 9:58 AM 3,459 Views 1 Comment

We investigated.

# hoax - Sunday 22 March, 2015

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

That rainbow pillow case IKEA named after Putin? It's unfortunately fake

Mar 22nd 2015, 11:06 AM 5,260 Views 0 Comments

It WAS too good to be true.

# hoax - Thursday 19 March, 2015

Hoax package with white powder sent to staff at psychiatric hospital
# Mullingar
# Mullingar

Hoax package with white powder sent to staff at psychiatric hospital

Mar 19th 2015, 3:27 PM 8,845 Views 3 Comments

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

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

That viral video of a naked man climbing out of Buckingham Palace is totally fake

Mar 4th 2015, 10:29 AM 3,506 Views 1 Comment

Obviously.

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