This week there are stories about Taylor Swift, Facebook, and a windy day.
Posted on April 15, 2018, at 3:54 p.m. ET
The 26-year-old man confessed to stealing $1,600 and throwing it over Taylor Swift's fence to impress her, according to authorities.
This international — and viral — hoax has spread across Facebook and shows how the social network's new algorithm can help boost misinformation.
The 26-year-old woman owned up to the marijuana that police found but said the small bag of cocaine in her purse was blown there by the wind, and honestly the internet is on her side.
This photo, which spread across social media, was photoshopped to make the president look larger, Gizmodo reports.
The subversion of the term has become a staple for far-right commentators, but in reality it's an obscure concept even most Muslims don't understand, BuzzFeed News reports. The term actually means Muslims are allowed to lie about their faith in order to avoid persecution, but it's not widely known or used.
This photograph is miscaptioned, Snopes reports. Although the reports of a whale dying from eating more than 60 pounds of plastic are true, the image itself is part of a Greenpeace art installation.
"Unbelievable but true. Where is France going? Unacceptable. This is happening in Montpellier," the caption says.
This is a 2017 video from Turkey, not a 2018 video from France, Lead Stories reports.
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