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Were You Fooled By Any of the Internet’s Most Famous Hoaxes?

Most Famous Internet Hoaxes

There is no faster, more efficient source of news in the modern day than the Internet, but, as you well know, not everyone is interested in telling the truth. In fact, it’s easier than ever for a prank or a hoax to go viral in the age of the Internet, and the more channels we have in which to communicate, the faster this nonsense can spread.

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Most of the hoaxes are promptly swept under the rug, especially as the Internet audience becomes more savvy, but there are plenty that have been propagated by countless sources as genuine news. You probably remember at least a few of them: Waterproof iPhones? That girl who was trying to twerk and lit herself on fire?

There are too many to count, but WhoIsHostingThis? shared an infographic earlier this week that highlights some of the most memorable. Check it out:

Jacob started covering video games and technology in college as a hobby, but it quickly became clear to him that this was what he wanted to do for a living. He currently resides in New York writing for BGR. His previously published work can be found on TechHive, VentureBeat and Game Rant.