February 14th, 2018
by Quertime Writer in Info & News
There are a lot of myths and hoaxes associated with the innovation we use in our everyday lives. For example, we shouldn’t utilize cellular phone on the plane or at the gas station, keeping mobile charging for a very long time will harm the battery, and far more. However, there are descriptions offered to defy the accuracy of these misconceptions.
From the ancient world, we believe that we had lots of legendary animals and stories. But even in the existing times, when the innovation development is believed to be advancing at an enormous speed, myths still exist. Read more…
Facebook is truly a leader in social media with around two billion active users worldwide. With so many people using it, the platform becomes a popular target for cyber criminals, prankers, and even comedians. This has been causing some problems for the users who get tricked by various hoaxes, cloning scams, and fake news about dead celebrities, natural disasters, and other extraordinary events that did not happen.
Facebook has started to battle hoaxes seriously around two years ago. Then, an update to News Feed was introduced to reduce the distribution of posts that people have reported as hoaxes and fake. Despite that one and many other updates, the platform is still targeted by cyber criminals. Unfortunately, in many cases they are successful.
Here are fifteen examples of Facebook cloning scams and hoaxes that made quite an impact. Read more…
December 21st, 2016
by Quertime Writer in 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.
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…
December 22nd, 2023
by Quertime Team in 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.
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…