List of hoaxes

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The following are lists of hoaxes:

Proven hoaxes[edit]

These are some claims that have been revealed, or proven definitively, to be deliberate public hoaxes. This list does not include hoax articles published on or around April 1, a long list of which can be found in the "List of April Fools' Day jokes" article.

A–F[edit]

G–M[edit]

N–S[edit]

T–Z[edit]

Proven hoaxes of exposure[edit]

"Proven hoaxes of exposure" are semi-comical or private sting operations. They usually encourage people to act foolishly or credulously by falling for patent nonsense that the hoaxer deliberately presents as reality. See also culture jamming.

Journalistic hoaxes[edit]

Deliberate hoaxes, or journalistic fraud, that drew widespread attention include:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Plimpton, George (2004). The Curious Case of Sidd Finch. New York, NY: Four Walls Eight Windows. ISBN 1-56858-296-X.
  2. ^ Mikkelson, Barbara & David P. "Hunting For Bambi" at Snopes.com: Urban Legends Reference Pages.
  3. ^ Clark, Tim (July 22, 2009). "Airport Hoax". Daily Mail. London. Retrieved 2009-07-22.
  4. ^ Mehta, Ankita (2014-08-28). "'Two Moons' Hoax: Absence of Twin Moon on 27 August Disappoints Many". International Business Times. Retrieved 2014-08-31.
  5. ^ Heyd, Theresa (2008). Email Hoaxes: Form, Function, Genre Ecology. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company. p. 4. ISBN 90-272-5418-4. Retrieved October 30, 2010.
  6. ^ Brown, Dan (2003). The Da Vinci Code. Doubleday. ISBN 0-385-50420-9.
  7. ^ Cohn, Norman (1966). Warrant for Genocide: The Myth of the Jewish World-Conspiracy and the Protocols of the Elder of Zion. New York: Harper & Row..
  8. ^ Sarah Dai (2018-08-17). "Redcore CEO admits '100pc China-developed browser' is built on Google's Chrome, says writing code from scratch would 'take many years'". South China Morning Post. Archived from the original on 2018-08-17. Retrieved 2018-08-17.
  9. ^ "McDonald's issues Twitter denial after hoax poster saying blacks will be charged extra goes viral". Daily Mail. 13 June 2011. Retrieved 18 June 2011.
  10. ^ "Alien hoax dismays scientists". BBC News. 1998-11-03. Retrieved 2012-05-23.
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-12-23. Retrieved 2015-12-23.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ https://www.economist.com/blogs/bagehot/2011/09/unethical-journalism

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