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Posts Tagged ‘hoax’

In The Wake Of The Te’o Scandal, Redskins Players Duped By @RedRidnH00d

Looks like Manti Te’o isn’t the only football player who’s been femme-fooled online.

According to the NFL, at least four players on the Redskins were duped during the 2012 season by a hacker posing as a woman sending them messages online and hoping to meet them in person.

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Racist Picture Hoax Plagues McDonald’s Over The Weekend

There really is no end to the craziness that can spread via Twitter. Hoaxes, jokes gone wrong, rumors and downright lies all find their way onto Twitter quite easily, thanks to the fast-paced spread of news on social media and the urge to retweet everything sensational. So perhaps it’s no surprise that a photo of a racist “policy” apparently adopted at a McDonald’s restaurant went viral on Twitter this weekend, combined with the hashtag #seriouslymcdonalds.
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When Twitter Trends Go Bad: Dead Babies, Pornography & Nudity Galore

This is a guest post by Megan O’Neil, resident web video expert and predictor of all things viral at our sister site SocialTimes.com.

Over the past week or so I’ve seen a picture of a dead baby, witnessed some full frontal nudity, and seen a snapshot of a mom feeding her baby while (**clears throat awkwardly**) giving her man “oral pleasure”. But the biggest surprise of all is that I didn’t find these pictures on some snuff or pornography site. I stumbled across them inadvertently while checking out the Trending Topics on Twitter.

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