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Hoax

Balloon Hoax, The
news story in 1844, reporting the transatlantic crossing of a balloon with eight passengers. [Am. Lit.: The Balloon Hoax in Poe]
Piltdown man
missing link turned out to be orangutan. [Br. Hist.: Wallechinsky, 46; Time, October 13, 1978, 82]
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Here is a list of other celebrities who became victims of death hoaxes this year.
Mosseri shared in a Facebook newsroom post some of the updates and fixes that they were testing to minimize the spread of hoaxes and fake news on the platform in the US.
Mr Kane said hoaxes often evoke a sense of urgency to catch customers off-guard and that there were some common types of email hoaxes customers should watch out for.
This study explores the complex communication required for responding to terrorist hoaxes.
A free monthly newsletter alerts subscribers to the latest e-mail hoaxes and Internet scams.
Fire alarms were set off nine times in incidents that university staff are sure were hoaxes.
You may well know that warnings like these are almost always hoaxes.
A treasury of deception; liars, misleaders, hoodwinkers and the extraordinary true stories of history's greatest hoaxes, fakes and frauds.
After about a decade of this, thanks to a recent batch of expose pieces in New York magazine, The New York Times, and other publications, it turns out that JT LeRoy is probably Laura Albert, a woman who appears to have created one of the most innovative, artful, and maddening literary hoaxes of all time.
There are the references to repressed sexuality, previous hoaxes and conspiracies, there are the holes in Albert's biography, the questions about his relationship to Harris, the latent paranoia, the psychology of lies and the psychoanalysis of delusion.
Hoaxes, too, play a role in breaking down network security--even where they claim to alert users to viruses and other threats.
The hoax as a cultural product has an ancient lineage--from medieval manuscript forgeries to pretenders to the throne--but as the world has become more connected, the hoaxes spread farther and faster than ever before.