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'Talking Angela' programmer talks hoaxes, AI mastery (Q&A)

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.

By March 1, 2014

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Blind spot: How a hoax about eye licking went global

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.

By August 8, 2013

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Rush Limbaugh: iPad great tool in fighting global warming 'hoax'

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.

By April 5, 2013

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Kid-snatching eagle hoax pays for a scholarship

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.

By January 28, 2013

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WhatsApp CEO message hoax returns following status glitch

A hoax message is rattling around on WhatsApp, urging app users to forward a fake message to all their contacts.

By November 29, 2012

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Hoax #Sandy photos flooding social media (pictures)

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.

8 Images By October 29, 2012

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Facebook photo reportedly leads to airliner bomb hoax

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.

By September 7, 2012

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Iranians say story on plan to cut Internet access is a hoax

Government says interview with Communications Minister Reza Taghipour published on April 1 was in fact a hoax.

By April 10, 2012

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Flying Dutchman is Lying Dutchman in elaborate hoax

A cleverly designed human birdwings hoax has the whole Internet bummed out it's not real.

By March 23, 2012

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Facebook fixes bug, but 'Nicole Santos' hoax lives on

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.

By May 12, 2011