2018 is a strange year for the Internet. While many are out tweeting praise for our new Lord (Ariana Grande), the rest of the world seems to be on fire. There are people left and right boasting untruths and fabricating stories, all of which fall into the category of fake news. And yes, this habit of spouting wrong information has reached into the highest branches of government. But they are not the only ones.
People everywhere are attempting to lie on social platforms and mediums across the Internet. Do you know how much information is available on the Internet? All of it. All of the information in the world as we know can be accessed on the Internet. It wouldn't be a smart move to lie on the Internet in 2018 since you can be easily proven wrong. It seems like the people below must not have realized that, or didn't care if they were called out. And honestly, I don't know which one is worse.
The people in the gallery below are liars.And just like Carol Kane's character in The Princess Bride, spectators were not afraid to scream and shout and call out these liars for exactly what they are.
Johnny Knoxville isn't having it
Bow Wow liesThis just goes to show you that you can't always believe what you see on social media. Especially if Lil Bow Wow posts it.
Hard at work... without a pencil
@Coach_Meadows24 kid out here writing with air Fam, cmon now https://t.co/kw5OBxiI8U— 𝙁𝙖𝙗𝙨 (@𝙁𝙖𝙗𝙨)1453348069.0
You tell 'em, Les Dennis!
via: RedditWho is so desperate to meet Les Dennis they make up a meeting with Les Dennis? Also, who tags Les Dennis when they didn't actually meet Les Dennis? And also also, who is Les Dennis?
Word got around.
via: RedditHey, nobody's thinking about the poor website in this situation. They had to write about something.
People, never forget about reverse lookup on Google Images.
via: RedditBack in the day, you could stick any old photo up on the web and claim it was yours. Now people can find the original image with a few quick clicks. Just play it safe — only post pictures of your own Hitler-cat.
On mourning your favorite band...
via: RedditTo be fair, it was a good story while it lasted.
WWE with the steel chair shot of truth.
via: RedditDo you have any idea how fake your story has to be for WWE — a pro wrestling company that is literally fake — to call you out? It's almost more fake than the Dark Order's punches! (The Dark Order is a wrestling group notorious for being bad at pro wrestling punches, if you didn't know.)
So excited for free agency to start.
via: RedditIt is so crazy to me that just any doofus can type "Emmanuel Sanders deal in play... 49ers want to offer 100 billion but Sanders camp yet to reply" and it gets picked up as fact and run on, like, ESPN?
It's a cool statue on its own!
via: RedditWhy lie about this being an ancient Mayan statue? Just say a cool artist made this cool thing! It is already cool! I feel like I'm losing my mind over here!
Don't steal. Just don't.
via: RedditArtists put a lot into their work. When you lie and say it's your own, it's such a giant slap in the face. Just make your own dang art. Criminey.
Will the real homeowner please stand up?
via: RedditAgain, if you just reverse image search the picture of that house, people are going to find out you pulled it off the web, and also see all the other posts where different people claimed to live there. It's just not worth it.
Aw, poor Cam.
via: RedditIf you're going to find a video on the web and claim it as your own, at least pick a grainy cell phone video. No one's going to think you made a video of you son Cam going down a zipline with Today Show-level production values.
You don't own the English language.
via: RedditIf you make sounds with your mouth or scrawl letters in a certain order and it communicates meaning to another human being? Guess what, you just made a word. It's not that hard.
Not only did they steal the art, they also stole the math.
via: RedditThe comment under that was “aha good catch." - Kenesiskill
Always double-check your lies.
via: RedditYup, that is a child's hand. Not sure I would've caught it if I were posting a lie about my wife's boss' hand, but thankfully I'm not a weirdo liar so I don't have to worry.
Aaaaand you're caught.
via: RedditHopefully, we'll all one day be good enough internet sleuths that we can catch catfishers like this out in the wild.
It does seem like a good business venture.
via: RedditI mean, they definitely have a Kiss casket. The mask just seems like a no-brainer of an idea.
Daily Express out here tryin' to freak me out.
via: RedditListen, I am already dealing with anxiety, Daily Express! Please do not pile on!
via: RedditIt's one thing to google a cute dog and claim it as a dog you know in real life. It's another whole deal to try and make a comeback against those who call you out. My advice? Just take the L and delete your Reddit account forever.
Also? I'm pretty sure they already cast Jasmine in the first movie...
via: RedditHe left the Shutterstock logo on... - Fandom_fancy
This is beautiful, it's true.
via: RedditUnfortunately, this means James Blunt has been searching himself on Twitter. While this isn't a lie, it is very, very sad, meaning there are no heroes in this fight.
When will it end?
via: RedditThis poor guy is going to have everything stolen from him. And he can't even post a clever clapback because that will get stolen by someone else who had their internet post stolen too!
Got me there.
via: RedditThere's something very impressive about lying about an accomplishment, getting called out, and acting as though it was obvious you were faking from the jump. Insane, but impressive.
Get the basic facts right.
via: RedditIt's not impossible that the owner of "willow_goldenpup" was posting about said pup on Reddit. But the owner would at least know their dog's gender.
It was just a mistake!
via: RedditWhat?! Some places let you steal from other people! It's not a big deal! Come on!!
A little sleuthing goes a long way.
via: RedditThis internet detective knew something wasn't adding up... so they kept working the case. And eventually, it all came together... I hope they had the chance to burst into the drawing room and go "someone on this comment thread... is a liar!"
What was to be gained here?
via: RedditI cannot imagine finding a cool picture and claiming you took it in your backyard. Does this person think they're going to be "discovered" by a famous photography agent on Twitter?
Simpsons did it.
via: RedditWith The Simpsons having been on the air since, like, the 1930s, yes, it's accidentally predicted a lot of things. But you don't need to force it! Some other disease The Simpsons made a joke about deep in Season 11 will probably occur anyway.
Terry Crews is not having it.
via: RedditSome people are so rude, they actually see other people as rude. It's called Rudeness Projection Syndrome, and the only cure is a big dose of Getting Called Out On The Internet.
Feels like an innocent mistake.
via: RedditOr is it? Maybe Rotten Tomatoes has run the algorithm and knows they'd get more clicks for a John Carpenter memorial article than a John Carpenter regular article?
Real life call-outs are great too.
via: RedditYou can't just go around saying things are a lie, church! At least glance over an article on the scientific consensus.
Boo Zack Snyder, forever.
via: RedditOf course he didn't! Zack Snyder's Watchmen is the second-worst movie of all time! (The first worst movie is Zack Snyder's Batman V. Superman.)
"Never been worn"
Box full of puppies
@JAlLBATE is that so https://t.co/Pg1dbR8wm3— Alex (@Alex)1461884870.0
One star review
"Problem with veterans"
Kimberly with the screenshot
Nice tryYou get him, Tigerair! Did this person really think the airline wouldn't have a log of passengers?! I'm just so glad this Internet opportunist was called out.
Adrian we make 7.75 at jimmy johns lol https://t.co/DfT9IlDi9p— yo (@yo)1488840696.0
Lying on FacebookI don't think a three-year-old said, "Through him all things are possible." That seems a little advanced.
No, you didn't
@KennedyJonesTHO No you didn’t.— Seth Rogen (@Seth Rogen)1534298156.0
Do you remember?
Dear @HuffingtonPost - Megan agreed to discuss this before the show, so fuck off— Jimmy Kimmel (@Jimmy Kimmel)1464804406.0
Mom in the comments
Sir I do not have cancer delete pls and ty https://t.co/SutG5g3Hey— Biv (@Biv)1505187891.0