This week we have stories about a fake moon, global warming, and Ariana Grande.
Posted on October 19, 2018, at 3:33 p.m. ET
The false rumor went viral, but it cited a TMZ report that didn't exist.
Droughts and heat waves are expected to make barley crops more scarce, according to a recent study.
Many publications published this story without questioning it, but the original poster admitted to BuzzFeed News that it was a hoax.
The city of Chengdu wants to launch a fake moon that would be eight times brighter than the real moon and would help eliminate the need for street lights, Asia Times reports.
This is a zombie hoax that has been going viral intermittently for over a year. It's part of a network of websites that spread spam content, Lead Stories reports, and BuzzFeed News debunked this same story last year.
Elle magazine tweeted this fake story with a link to an American voter registration website as a nod to a recent internet meme that has been tricking people into registering. Elle later apologized for spreading the fake.
The woman said he wouldn't leave until his clothes finished drying, Waay31 reports.
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