Authorities quickly confirmed that no explosion had taken place but the faked images spread on Twitter for a short time. The incident briefly sent the stock market lower.
Sherri Papini disappeared in 2016, triggering a three-week multi-state search. When she resurfaced, she told authorities an elaborate lie about being abducted and tortured by two Hispanic women.
No, Macauley Culkin didn't die — that was a fake news story you saw on Facebook. This week, Facebook added a feature for reporting hoaxes. NPR's Laura Sydell explains the details to Scott Simon.
Facebook says it won't delete fake stories, but it will start attaching notices to ones that users have flagged as hoaxes. And it will display bogus stories less frequently in users' News Feed.