Internet Hoaxes

Marley Kimmitt

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.