Debunking TikTok’s ‘lucky girl syndrome’
'Lucky girl syndrome' has its detractors.
On Mar 16, 2023 by Tricia Crimmins
No, a TikTok palm reading filter can’t tell you if you’re sick
All of this just leads to videos about serious subjects, like someone’s health, based on arbitrary evidence, like a TikTok filter.
On Mar 8, 2023 by Tricia Crimmins
A TikTok about a ‘giant’ on a mountaintop is fueling unfounded rumors of a CIA assassination
It's a bizarre rumor that persists.
On Jan 9, 2023 by Claire Goforth
‘This is not how human trafficking works’: Woman debunks TikTok’s latest trafficking hoax about finding money on your car windshields
'There is an obsession with middle class white women being trafficked and it completely overshadows the reality.'
On Oct 7, 2022 by Audra Schroeder
Hurricane Ian shark goes viral—after years of fake claims (updated)
Guess they really jumped the shark.
On Sep 28, 2022 by Jacob Seitz
Woman says she was fired after awkward Zoom work call with boss. Another TikToker is calling her out for allegedly staging the whole thing
'That's the thing about social media—you never know if someone's telling the truth.'
On Aug 10, 2022 by Cecilia Lenzen
Pro-Russian ‘TikTok warlord’ accused of staging trip to Ukraine for invasion clout
Internet sleuths believe Ramzan Kadyrov staged the whole thing.
On Mar 30, 2022 by Claire Goforth
‘Just add salt and sugar with water’: This ‘instant snow’ hoax is massively viral on TikTok
TikTokers are claiming to make a snow-like substance.
On Mar 16, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw
Police: Parents claim that disabled child was abused at school with face mask ‘unfounded’
The viral claim was promoted on Fox News and allowed the parents to raise over $100,000.
On Nov 28, 2021 by Dan Latu
Lincoln Project has people stand in front of Glenn Youngkin bus with tiki torches for some reason
Conservatives accused the Virginia Democrats of posing as white supremacists to frame Youngkin.
On Oct 29, 2021 by Mikael Thalen, David Covucci
A Texas man used Facebook to scare people away from grocery stores as the pandemic started—he’s going to prison for it
He claimed he was doing it for good.
On Oct 5, 2021 by Mikael Thalen
Woman’s TikTok about ‘1F’ stokes fear—and misinformation
The mysterious marking freaked people out. But it's tied to misinfo about trafficking.
On Jan 21, 2021 by Audra Schroeder
No, Ronnie McNutt did not fake his own death
A troll set up an account in McNutt's name to start the conspiracy that his suicide video is fake.
On Sep 9, 2020 by Eilish O'Sullivan
Don’t fall for this Selene Delgado Lopez Facebook hoax
A woman by the same name went missing 30 years ago.
On Sep 5, 2020 by Onaje McDowelle