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15 Facts and Secrets on Facebook’s Fake News Problem

December 21st, 2016 - Filed under Social Media

The recent US elections have triggered another grave problem in the social media networks which is quite worrying. While the millennia’s consider Facebook as the major source of news from the world over, the fake news pouring in and out of this popular social media network have them thinking over an alternative source.

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The news publishers had been quite worried about this new trend. In fact, the issue was so grave that almost up to 60% of the Facebook users never went beyond it for keeping themselves updated on whatever was happening around them. But during the US elections, the way fake news was spreading through Facebook had even the people directly involved with it quite worried. Read more…

5 Technology Hoaxes & Fake Ads that Successfully Fooled the World

October 8th, 2014 - Filed under Humor

The first rule of using Internet is ‘don’t believe everything you read on Internet’. This is especially true when you stumble upon some odd news on Facebook, Twitter and other social media. These days, more and more people are getting news through their social networks and blogs. But it’s always good to verify the authenticity of the content and consider the source before sharing any news with your friends.

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In today’s post, we would like to share with you some famous fake technology stories that have gone viral on the web in the form of online news and ads. These hoaxes are intentionally crafted by some notorious pranksters, making it looked so real and difficult to tell truth from fiction. We hope you’re not a victim of these pranks. Read more…