Bruce Wilcox is a top chatbot programmer, and his Talking Angela app has been downloaded 57 million times, yet he's had to fight rumors that it's a front for pedophiles. He talked to CNET about fooling humans with AI.
Media finds weird news impossible to resist, even when it sounds too silly to be true. But it can fool people especially easily when coming from a place like Japan, birthplace of wacky trends.
After a 13-year-old boy calls in to say he has found proof in his local library that man-made global warming is a hoax, the famed radio host sends him an iPad, as its portability will prove useful in the boy's crusade.
The viral video of a Golden Eagle trying to nick off with a toddler has brought in enough money for its creators to fund a one-off scholarship.
A hoax message is rattling around on WhatsApp, urging app users to forward a fake message to all their contacts.
Photos from the impending hurricane are flooding social media. But some of the imagery is fake. So consider reality-checking that incredible that just arrived in your Twitter feed.
A curious love triangle -- which allegedly resulted in a compromising picture being posted to Facebook -- allegedly ends in a man making a bogus bomb threat.
Government says interview with Communications Minister Reza Taghipour published on April 1 was in fact a hoax.
A cleverly designed human birdwings hoax has the whole Internet bummed out it's not real.
Company is removing posts containing malicious code from users' pages, but the malware continues to spread when people click on the links. Already, the hoax has been memorialized on T-shirts and YouTube.