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The Ultimate Internet Hoax Busting Kit

From time to time, you get a story, picture or update in your inbox or news feed that you think may not be entirely true. Want to fact check it? Here's a list of sites you can use. Remember, you may never beat an internet hoax, but you can correct the people you know that share them - POLITELY of course.

Happy myth-busting!

snopes.com: Urban Legends Reference Pages

The definitive Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation

Hoax Busters - the BIG LIST of Internet Hoaxes

Hoax Busters has been debunking hoaxes, scams and urban legends since 1999. This is an alphabetical list of Internet hoaxes, scams and e-mail chain letters. If it's on the list, it's a hoax.

Latest Email Hoaxes - Current Internet Scams - Hoax-Slayer

Stay informed about the latest email hoaxes and scams by subscribing to the Hoax-Slayer Newsletter.

Current Internet Hoaxes, Email Rumors & Urban Legends

Hoax List from About.com: Current Internet hoaxes, email rumors and urban legends debunked - your resource for information on all the latest misinformation on the Net.

"Internet Scams, Identity Theft, and Urban Legends: Are You at Risk?"

Unfortunately, as we hear every single day, being smart is NOT enough to protect yourself from dangerous Internet scams, frustrating spam, or devious identity theft

Urban Legends

THE starting place for exploring urban legends and folklore on the Web: Internet hoaxes, rumors, myths, fallacies, urban legends and urban myths debunked.

Category:Internet hoaxes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Complete Wikilist of Internet hoaxes

Copypasta - Encyclopedia Dramatica

Want to know what all of those annoying 'copy and paste' status updates are called? Well, here you go. You're welcome.

PS: They are also called 'C*ntpastes'

Threats | Facebook

Information about hoaxes that Facebook is currently aware of.

200 Funny Facebook Status Updates | WeKnowMemes

200 Stupid Facebook Status Updates

Is Twitter Wrong?

A public service pedantry hub. Run by @flashboy, who sometimes retweets stuff without fact-checking.