So what are the biggest internet hoaxes that fooled the world? Without a shadow of a doubt the internet has advantages and disadvantages as well, everybody knows that. As for me when I began to use internet at home I believed lots of things that spread on the web. I didn’t know that there were lots of hoaxes which had various aims. Some of them are innocent, but other can cause lots of problems. For example you can read many times that somebody died, although it’s not true. Now Insider Monkey recently published an article in which we can find lots of interesting facts about his topic.
So there are hoaxes that can cause devastating effects, and theses effects are very difficult if not impossible to stop. In order to get the right answer, Insider Monkey has consulted sites like Mashable, RealityPod, and BGR to create a list of the biggest internet hoaxes of all time. The list was ranked by the average order in which they were ranked across sites.
Now we have picked three hoaxes from Insider Monkey’s list: the Montauk Monster, Bald for Bieber, and The last tourist. The Montauk Monster hoax started with a newspaper in July, 2008 in Montauk, New York. The story was about an unidentified dead creature washed up in the beach. Shortly after the story was written, there were photos on in the internet. People still haven’t got know what this creature was: raccoon, dog or something else. It has been a mystery and a hoax since then.The next one in our list now is bald for Bieber, originated from October of 2012, when a screenshot from the official Twitter of Entertainment Tonight was released on the internet. The news was the Justin Bieber had cancer. Because of this photo lots of fans shaved their heads in order to show him that they supported him, and they used the hashtag #BaldForBieber. It was a crazy storm of bald photos, and fortunately finally Bieber turned out not to have cancer at all. The last hoa we mention is The last tourist, which is in connection with the attack on the World Trade Center in New York City on September 11, 2001. After that a photo spread on the internet of a man dressed for cold weather, standing on the observation deck of the World Trade Center, an airplane flying toward him. This man was called “The Last Tourist”, because he was thought to be the last who visited the World Trade Center. Nut the plane was turned out not to be the same model, as the one was used in the attacks, and it was coming from the wrong direction.
For further interesting and amusing hoaxes, you should read Insider Monkey’s article about the biggest internet hoaxes that fooled the world.