Internet Hoaxes

Ariana Lewis CIS-5

What are Internets Hoaxes?

A hoax is defined as a deliberately fabricated falsehood made to masquerade as truth. It is distinguishable from errors in observation or judgment, or rumors, urban legends, pseudosciences or April Fools' Day events that are passed along in good faith by believers or as jokes. So therefore, an internet hoax is just one that happens over the Internet.

Some Examples of Internet Hoaxes

Have I Been Affected?

Honestly, I have not been fooled by any internet pranks, nor have I participated in any.  I do not really pay attention to what is said on the internet because a lot of it is false anyways.  Many people, though, are affected daily by these pranks.