This week we have stories about spiders, the bomb packages, and Ross from Friends.
Posted on October 28, 2018, at 12:09 p.m. ET
"We have investigated this matter thoroughly and have confirmed that David Schwimmer was in America on this date," Blackpool police said.
The story was published by a website that describes itself as "comedy" and "humour" but it went viral after a Twitter employee shared it.
The man caused $10,000 in damage, and 27 firefighters had to respond to his completely rational response, KETV reports.
The photos are six years old, and the original photographer said they were taken when "there was a confrontation between students and the police."
In a mix of hoax genres, a website combined fakes about the caravan and a hurricane. Hurricane Willa was coming in from the Pacific coast and heading inland. The caravan was nowhere near the path.
FBI Director Christopher Wray and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that the devices were working explosives.
CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News all used similar images of the van and a Fox News spokesperson told BuzzFeed News that the images were shown without any editing.
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