RUSSIAN trolls have used social media heartache following the Florida high school shooting to sow hatred - spreading fake news about gun control in the US.
Twitter bots posted hundreds of stirring tweets using the hashtags #Parklandshooting, #gunreformnow and #guncontrolnow and even promoted the notion that gunman Nikolas Cruz
A STARTLING new book claims the nightmare scenario of a nuclear winter sparked by atomic bombs was made up by Russian spies as part of a fake news plot to spread panic in the West.
The publication, written by a former British government adviser, claims the Doomsday theory was
THE BBC were fooled by a fake tennis player who appeared on Radio Five Live to discuss his views on homophobia in the sport.
Darko Grncarov spent nine minutes on air with presenter Dotun Adebayo who described him as a “young Macedonian player aiming to join the ATP tour soon”.
A SUPER-strict headteacher who banned pupils from wearing fake tan, false eyelashes and heavy make-up has been found dead aged 37.
Dad-of-two Gary Vyse's body was found at his three-bed semi-detached home in Rochester, Kent on Monday night.
Known for his no-nonsense approach to discipline, he hit headlines in 2016
A PHOTOGRAPH showing the Pope holding hands with a little girl with Down's syndrome went viral thanks to an incredibly heart-warming story.
However the real story behind the adorable image now emerged – and for once, it’s even sweeter than the fake viral versions.
The photograph in question shows Pope
A TEEN has been left struggling to breathe after using a fake Kylie Jenner lip kit.
Rachael McLaughlin, 18, had to be rushed to hospital when her lips started to swell and she couldn't feel her face after using the £3 kit bought on Facebook.
The teen has now warned
MONKEYS are being battered to death by locals in Rio de Janeiro because of false fears they are spreading yellow fever.
But experts say the illegal killing of scores of monkeys in the Brazilian city is harming efforts to fight the virus.
There has been a surge in killings because
A COUPLE have used a fake garage door and high fences to hide a tiny secret home built in their garage in a bid to by-pass planning laws.
Dr Reeta Herzallah and Hamdi Almasri managed to keep the extra property hidden from Blaby District council in Leicestershire for a
MARKETING giant Unilever is threatening to pull adverts from Google and Facebook if they continue to promote hate and sow distrust.
The firm, which spends £6.8billion every year advertising brands including PG Tips, Marmite and Dove, will say social media giants must do far more to boost trust in
A DODGY doctor has gone on the run after infecting dozens of people with HIV by re-using a dirty syringe.
The fake medic has now sparked a major health alert in the northern Indian town of Bangarmau where he treated hundreds of patients.
So far 33 have tested positive for
THE Dow Jones fell by more than 1,000 points sparking a host of anti-Trump sentiment on Twitter.
But a lot of the abuse was actually being aimed at a totally FAKE tweet.
A post circulated showing the President misspelling the index as the "Dow Joans".
It read: "If the Dow Joans
A BRIT holiday rep was allegedly doused in the face with acid after her ex-boyfriend allegedly lured her to a fake Tinder date, court papers have revealed.
Ellie Chessell, 29, was attacked in the Algarve, Portugal on May 6 last year as she travelled to meet a man she
A BRIT holiday rep was allegedly doused in the face with acid after her ex-boyfriend allegedly lured her to a fake Tinder date, according to reports.
Ellie Chessell, 29, was attacked in Algarve, Portugal as she travelled to meet a man she met on the dating app called Diogo
A WORRIED mum built a fake speed camera out of a wooden plank and deodorant lid to tackle the problem of cars rocketing through her quiet village.
The mystery woman cobbled together a 2ft mock-up of a police camera which is so like the real thing it is fooling
STEPHEN Bear has become a jewellery seller and added a range of items containing crystals to his retail business.
In a video posted to Twitter he claims that the crystals have “special meanings”.
He said: “Two years ago, I thought of this idea but I haven’t had time to do
USUALLY when Donald Trump puts down his cheeseburger and ventures from his bed people shout at him.
They were planning to shout at him so much in Britain that the fearless US President skipped a visit to London this week.
Apparently The Donald is in strop that Brits will not
THERESA MAY will set up a new unit to stop damaging fake news spreading online, Downing Street announced today.
The National Security Council agreed to set up a “national security communications unit” which will fight false information spread by foreign powers.
The creation of the team comes after Vladimir Putin’s
SOCIAL media users should get a “vaccine” against fake news by being educated on how to spot online lies, MPs heard today.
A top psychologist called for radical steps to protect the public from the scourge of fake news - warning that algorithms can use your Facebook profile to
Celebrity Big Brother: Genuwine asked Ashley if she wanted to share a bed with him [Channel 5]
In the aftermath of the latest challenge which resulted in Ann Widdecombe and Daniel O'Reilly winning, they were told that they could decide who slept in which bedroom.
As the pair revealed who would be
I can definitively report that I was not expecting to receive a personal notification from Donald Trump on Wednesday night.
In fact, I had just muted @realDonaldTrump a few days prior. I used to receive push alerts on my phone every time the president fired off another angry
Marnie Simpson shot to fame on Geordie Shore back in 2013, but now the reality star has seemingly hit out at the MTV show in a scathing Tweet.
Following the latest episode, a sneak peak of next week’s drama showed the Newcastle gang hitting the Toon to celebrate Marnie’s
THOUSANDS of Brits bought fake degrees from a multi-million pound “diploma mill” in Pakistan.
Axact, which claims to be the “world’s largest IT company”, operates a network of hundreds of fake online universities run by agents from a Karachi call centre.
More than 3,000 fake Axact qualifications were sold to
A POLICE force has come under fire for flogging old uniforms on eBay – just weeks after pensioners were conned out of thousands by fake cops on their patch.
Sussex Police has been selling old jackets and items alongside lost and found property on the online auction site since
A DAD-of-two almost died following a massive heart attack caused by the Hawaiian missile scare at the weekend.
Sean Shields suffered cardiac arrest after he received the false alert of an incoming nuclear attack on Saturday.
The 51-year-old began vomiting violently while on the phone saying what he thought was
A RAPIST posing as a Good Samaritan attacked a woman when she got into his car after mistaking it for a taxi she had ordered.
Andrew Green, 43, pulled up beside his victim as she left a nightclub at 4.30am following a night out with pals in Leigh, Greater
A COUNCIL has been accused of "demonising the homeless" after erecting posters which urge locals to not give cash to street sleepers as they may be pretending.
Gloucester City Council's poster titled "Are you really helping homeless people?" says "some people sleeping rough are in accommodation receiving support and
A PARKING vigilante is putting up fake signs to stop drivers dumping cars in the street.
The mystery local has installed around 18 illegal signs to trick motorists across two streets near a university in Bath, Somerset.
The realistic signs appear to have been adapted with a stick-on letter "F" and
A MAN who claims to have the world's largest penis could be telling tall tales - with suggestions his member is only six inches long.
Roberto Esquivel Cabrera, from Saltillo, Mexico, has gained worldwide attention on his appendage after claiming that it measures in at 18.9 inches - making
TENNIS legend Boris Becker is being investigated by telly bosses after accidentally flogging the wrong tennis racket in a £9k charity auction.
The three-time Wimbledon champion was supposed to sell the racket used in his last ever singles career match on German TV show 'Bares für Rares' ('Cash for
A SCHOOLBOY'S hilariously bad attempt to trick his parents into letting him skip school has gone viral.
Ryan Nicholson sent a forged letter to his parents pretending to be his teacher but there were some unfortunate giveaways.
However, he did show an eye for detail by including the address of