Find out if you kept your grip on reality after the year we've had.
Posted on December 29, 2017, at 1:12 p.m. ET
This hoax, citing very shaky "evidence," went viral in October. There is no proof Melania Trump has a body double.
Fox News really did run a graphic that said, "Eventually we will get something done," Snopes reports. Trump was talking about the death of the Republican health care bill.
The tweet went viral in October, but it used a stolen photo. The bear is actually from Avon, Connecticut.
This tweet went viral in October, but the photo is from a 2014 Daily Mail story about a family who domesticated Wiley, the coyote in the picture.
After Comey's firing, many Twitter users said the only other president to fire an FBI director was Nixon. However, that isn't true and the library tweeted to correct the record.
Smirnoff's campaign really went there.
It's fake mews!
This November hoax had people rooting for the fictional lady, but it's not real.
Hours after the deadly disaster, pro-Trump Twitter commentators began baselessly pushing the narrative that the anti-fascist group was responsible before any details emerged.
This hoax came at the height of the bitcoin craze, but it was published by a website that labels itself as satire. People still rooted for the man, though.
Forecast hoaxes became so popular this year that meteorologists had to warn people about them. Real forecasts show only a five-day period.
This is a recurring hoax that's been around for years, but it made a comeback in August as Hurricane Harvey hit Texas. This time, people photoshopped a bunch of photos in tribute to Hurricane Shark.
A website owned by Laura Ingraham, a Fox News host, published a misleading headline that immediately got picked up by Trump supporters seeking to discredit reports of the assault. However, the witness did not change her story. Instead, she said she's unsure of where the candidates' hands were specifically when the assault took place.
This fake news hit from the summer was a copy of a previous viral hoax about a Florida strip club. The story is completely made up.
This hoax from July was all the rage on the Russian internet. The original photo shows world leaders gathered around an empty chair; Putin was photoshopped in.
The same image showing empty bus seats caused a similar uproar in a Swedish anti-immigrant group, too.
People on Twitter lost it when they thought they'd learned the name Arby's stands for roast beef. A spokesperson for the restaurant confirmed to BuzzFeed News the name comes from the initials of the founders (RB).
Kerry is known for bringing his dog to work. One reporter joked, “Finally, someone with some intelligence at the podium.”
The telegram is a fake, but Fortune magazine fell for the telegram and had to publish a correction.
The banner was photoshopped, which the activists themselves confirmed. But there really was a protest near the Kremlin in March.
"But also from the standpoint of sexual assault. When the lights are on, when you have light that shines, the righteousness, if you will, on those types of acts. So from the standpoint of how you really affect people's lives, fossil fuels is going to play a role in that. I happen to think it's going to play a positive role," he said in November.
This hoax was so popular it went viral twice this year, but it was published by a website that only runs fake stories and labels itself as satire.
This photo went viral back in January, but the original was taken in 2015.
This disinformation started circulating within a couple of hours of the deadly shooting. Here's how it spread.
A completely made-up quote from Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price made the rounds in March and pissed a lot of people off. It was published by a fake news website.
The post was published by a website claiming to be satirical and started spreading in April.
Police pulled over a car heading to Hanover and found 5,000 Trump-shaped pills in August.
The horse was castrated for being unable to focus on his work, and had to be re-christened because South Africa's National Horseracing Authority said the horse's name was "problematic".
The photoshopped image first appeared on 4chan, and fooled a lot of people.
This photo was shared by thousands of people, but the women in the photo are members of the South Korean–Chinese band Cosmic Girls, also known as WJSN.
Three days after the bombing in August, Sebastian Gorka, a Trump adviser, said that the attack could be a "fake hate crime."
The man in this viral tweet is actually a Trump impersonator.
Police initially thought they were responding to a robbery, AP reported in May, but then found out the house was owned by the woman's former husband.
Yes, the company renamed the War Room the Peace Room in June.
This fake news was part of a campaign by Rising Hearts, a women-led Indigenous group based in Washington. Their goal was to show how easy it would be to change the name from what's today considered a racial slur.
Far-right media personalities took extraordinary measures to stop migrants from getting to Italy. They shot flares at migrant boats and acquired a ship to take matters into their own hands. Here's the full story from August.
The tweet looked like a goodbye statement from the newly fired official. It was a joke, but some people mistook it for the real deal.
That's the banner MSNBC went with during Sean Spicer's disastrous press conference in April.
Trump blamed bad cell service for his waiting three days to call Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.
This story was published by a fake news website and it's not true. Sorry.
In the aftermath of the attack, an old video passed off as recent made the rounds among Trump supporters.
The man first said he was stabbed by a black man because he looked like a neo-Nazi, but after investigating police said Joshua Witt stabbed himself.
The viral hoax started in a satirical Spanish-language publication and then made the rounds on unreliable English-language websites.
Many people were obsessed with the troll potential of Obama's official portrait showing him in a beige suit and believed the photo. However, a spokesperson for the former president told BuzzFeed News that the image is NOT Obama's official White House portrait.
Rogen sent Trump Jr. direct messages on Twitter in February and posted screenshots.
Ottawa police told BuzzFeed News the rally had 300 to 400 people. US pro-Trump publications greatly exaggerated the number.
During a deposition for his custody trial in April, Jones said he couldn't remember basic facts about his kids because he "had a big bowl of chili for lunch."
Russia created a website to expose Western fake news about the country, but it mostly includes unfavourable articles. The New York Times covered the new site and itself got labeled as "fake news."
This hoax has been around since Willis went on Fallon's show in 2015, but the actor did not speak about his political affiliations.
The Guardian reported in February that the 25-year-old suspect was paid to be involved in pranks like "convincing men to close their eyes and spray them with water," the report said. Kim Jong-nam was the last target and the woman was unaware that there was a dangerous substance in the water.
The man's pose has nothing to do with the activity he was engaged in before dying, according to a volcanologist who studies the Pompeii victims. Bodies were frequently distorted by heat from the lava.