Through time, internet hoaxes have gotten increasingly outragous
A few early popular internet hoaxes are:
- Viral Video on how to Charge an iPod with an Onion
-though many people got excited about this, it wasn't long before it was proven to be untrue.
- The Bill Gates “free money” claim
-in 1999 an email was going around telling everyone that if they forwarded it they would receive an $800 check.
- The amazing Hurricane Lili Waterspouts
-in 2002, before photoshop wasn't nearly as popular as it is today, a picture showing three waterspouts over a ship was proven to be fake after recieving a lot of attention.