On a hot morning in India’s tourist mecca of Jaipur, an open truck painted in the signature lime-green colors of Facebook’s WhatsApp messaging service pulled into a dusty lane, where five men spilled out and began to perform a skit.
Fake social media pages and accounts ascribed to top government officials are causing problems in Egypt. Because of the high volume of fake news and false official ‘decisions’ they spew, the pages are driving a wedge between citizens and state institutions.
A fake bomb inside Old Trafford that forced the abandonment of Manchester United's last Premier League game of the season triggered angry calls Monday for action as the club faced a multimillion pound bill for the "fiasco".
Millions of unsuspecting Indian farmers are spraying fake pesticides onto their fields, contaminating soil, cutting crop yields and putting both food security and human health at risk in the country of 1.25 billion people.
The claim has recently been made that the Obama administration concocted not only the imminent attacks on U.S. soil by the al-Qaeda cell The Khorasan Group, but the group itself, in order to make a case for self-defense and justify the bombing of Syria.