It turns out the ignorant tweet from Paris Hilton about Nelson Mandela that went viral turned out to be faked.
Julia Gillard, the Australian prime minister whose parliamentary speech against misogyny made her a viral video star earlier in October, returns to YouTube with a faux national address in which she affirms the Mayan doomsday prophecy. Just to be clear, this video was created as a promotional clip for the Australian radio station Triple J.
A photograph of a man holding up what appears to be a winning Powerball ticket has gone viral on Facebook, except it's unmistakably fake (trivia: the first five numbers of Powerball tickets are always printed in numerical order). Uploaded by a Facebook user named Nolan Daniels, the picture is accompanied by a message that is already too good to be true: "Share this photo and I will give a random person 1 million dollars!" As of Friday evening, the post has accumulated more than 968,000 shares on Facebook and will likely break through 1 million shares in the matter of hours.
Potential Viral Ad of the Day: The overwhelming consensus is that this video of a "hacker" using a transmitter plugged into an iPhone to take over digital billboards is beyond fake and is most likely a viral ad for something.
I can't figure out what he might be selling, but if it's that transmitter, I'll take a dozen.