86 Viral Images From 2014 That Were Totally Fake

We debunked a lot of fake viral photos this year. Eighty-six, to be exact. And that doesn't even include all those fake toilet photos from the Sochi Olympics, those fake Ebola cures, and all the lies that UberFacts helped spread. It was a busy year for fakes. » 12/31/14 1:08pm 12/31/14 1:08pm

10 More Viral Images That Are Actually Fake

The fakes are coming! The fakes are coming! Today we have 10 more images you may have seen floating around the internet recently. But don't believe your lying eyes. They're all totally fake. » 10/31/14 1:23pm 10/31/14 1:23pm

6 More Viral Photos That Are Total Lies

The internet is filled with plenty of photo fakery. And we here at Factually are here to help you distinguish the true from the too-good-to-be. Today we have six more images you may have seen floating around recently. None of them is precisely what it claims to be. » 8/26/14 8:09pm 8/26/14 8:09pm

Are Colorized Photos Rewriting History?

There's been an explosion in the number of colorized photos lately. People find old black-and-white photos online, and meticulously add color to give us a new perspective on history. But recently one colorized image caught my eye after it was tweeted by the notoriously inaccurate HistoryInPics. It's a stunningly… » 5/24/14 1:04am 5/24/14 1:04am

10 More Viral Photos That Are Actually Total Fakes

The internet can be a tough place to distinguish fact from fiction. Who has time to fact-check all those beautiful, weird, and sometimes horrifying pictures? Well, we do. » 2/20/14 3:57pm 2/20/14 3:57pm

Inside the Fakes Factory: My Chat With a Viral Image Creator

It's an astounding sight: Buddha carved into a tall rock formation at the Ngyen Khag Taktsang Monastery in China. People talked breathlessly about how they visited the place, saw it with their own eyes. Except that they didn't. Because it's a fake. And this is the guy who faked it. » 2/04/14 4:43pm 2/04/14 4:43pm

7 (More) Fun Facts That Are Total Lies

Did Nikola Tesla actually work as a swimming instructor? What's the deal with that famous photo of Albert Einstein and his therapist? Did they actually make radiation-aged bourbon back in the 1960s? Nope! » 12/26/13 5:55pm 12/26/13 5:55pm

9 Fun Facts That Are Total Lies

Everybody loves fun facts. But sometimes these little nuggets of trivia can be more fun than they are fact. And sometimes, they're outright lies. Like these! » 12/09/13 5:38pm 12/09/13 5:38pm

These WWI aerial dogfight photos are incredible. Too bad they're fake.

During the 1930s, a woman claiming to be the widow of a British Royal Flying Corps pilot sold 34 photos featuring scenes from a dramatic WWI aerial battle to a publisher for U.S. $20,000. The pics were later published in a popular book — but it was all an elaborate hoax. » 8/14/13 7:30am 8/14/13 7:30am

"Leaked" Star Trek Trailer Is Probably An Awesome Fake

This teaser trailer for J.J. Abrams' Star Trek movie popped up a few minutes ago. Is it the real thing? We're skeptical. For one thing, the Spock "space, the final frontier" speech is probably lifted from the end of Wrath of Khan. For another, would Paramount really let Abrams put his Bad Robot logo at the start of… » 1/10/08 10:02am 1/10/08 10:02am