A lot of people love reinventing themselves behind the safety of a screen. That is how we got the MTV hit reality show “Catfish.” You know, the show where people who met online get to see each other in person and realize (most of the time) that their online friend has been lying about their identity the whole time.
Generally, though, people with an online alter ego stick to one idea. It can get pretty messy to keep creating different identities, especially on a single social media account. This Redditor must have forgotten their alias, or they were just seeking attention. Who knows, really, but they were definitely busted big time.
Someone Got Lost
There are countless manipulated images online. These images are tweaked and re-touched and turned into something else entirely. Then there are photos that are simply mislabeled. Without any further contest, it would have been completely feasible for us to believe that this picture really was taken in a Delhi photocopy shop.
Luckily, the internet is a worldwide thing, which means that this picture was bound to eventually be found by a whistleblower. When it comes to this famous wall in Pesaro, Italy, it wasn't hard to get to the truth. A native Italian spotted it in a second and reached out to correct the misinformation.
Where'd Ya Get That Sling?
It's great to get sympathy when you're feeling hurt; if you're really hurt, that is. For some reason, this Reddit user felt it was necessary to seek out sympathy for an attack that never happened! You know what? To make it seem like less of Munchausen syndrome, we'll give her the benefit of the doubt and say that the attack did happen and the only lie here is the picture.
What's even stranger, she deemed a stock image for an Amazon sling ad as the most credible source of proof and simply blacked out the face to remain anonymous. Needless to say, she was caught out.
Don't believe everything you see on social media ads. Sure, they might look attractive and convincing, but we all know better than taking them at face value nowadays. There are certain advertisers that will do anything to try to sell their product, especially if said product isn't a particularly good one. This teeth whitener is a prime example.
It took an observant Facebook user who spotted this ad to point out that while those teeth may have been whitened, it was not necessarily the product that did it. We might have to credit Photoshop for this dental miracle. This is fooling no one.
Hey, I'm Alive
There have been horrible celebrity death hoaxes over the years. These are often brought on by trollers and spammers but rarely is a verified publication behind such things. Notice we said 'rarely'. Rarely and never are two different things. Thanks to this screenshot, we know it has happened at lest once.
When it came to this post about "The Fog," director John Carpenter, the popular movie site, seriously botched things up, he saw the fake news and took the liberty of correcting them. And it's a good thing he did. No one can verify this better than the man himself.