Tag Archive for rumor

How do chickens with eight legs cross the road? Litigiously.

KFC (formerly Kentucky Fried Chicken) has said enough to the parade of crazy rumors about their food and have sought legal satisfaction from Chinese companies that promote hoaxes that damage their finger-lickin’ good reputation. KFC sues Chinese companies for online rumors about its food Restaurant operator KFC said Monday it filed a lawsuit against three companies…

Social media rumours put to the test with Pheme

A new project aims to sort internet rumor and hoaxes from real news. BBC News – Lie detector on the way to test social media rumours. A lie detector for social media is being built to try to verify online rumours. The system will analyse, in real time, whether a posting online is true. The…

Dog danger in Idaho or rumor panic?

Dogs are claimed to be missing. One is dead. But is something more going on? Or less? Police: Dog Dies In ‘Ritualistic Execution,’ Nearly 40 Others Mysteriously Vanish « CBS Seattle. Idaho authorities are investigating the mysterious disappearances of nearly 40 dogs, including one that died in a suspected ritual killing. Reuters reports the dogs…

Davy Jones’ Monkee business about Charles Manson

Davy Jones Claimed Credit For Charles Manson ‘Monkees’ Rumor – The Huffington Post. Monkees singer Davy Jones has died, but his music will live on with fans. So will his creation of one of rock’s most chilling legends: The one about Charles Manson once auditioning for the cast of “The Monkees.” In 1999, Jones confessed…