The hoax has been posted in community groups across the UK and abroad.
The hoax has been shared in community groups across the UK and abroad.
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AP’S ASSESSMENT: False.
“Navy SEALs Save Missing Maui Children” who were padlocked in cages.
The hoaxes share a photo of a man with his dog from a 2020 Reddit post.
“Over 1,000 missing children in Maui.”
Were 2,000 kids missing in Maui a month after the wildfires of August 2023? No, that's not true: There are not 2,000 missing children on the island of Maui, Hawaii Governor Josh Green's office told Lead Stories on September 11, 2023. The
The fake alerts have been shared more than 1,600 times.
Posts claiming a five-year-old girl has gone missing have been shared across the UK and around the world.
Our investigation reveals over 100 communities across the UK have been the victim of hoaxes, and uncovers why they’re happening.
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Did U.S. professional soccer player Megan Rapinoe lose a "post-retirement broadcasting" position with ESPN and was she also dropped as a Nike partner following backlash after a missed penalty kick during the 2023 World Cup? No, that's not
Full Fact has seen examples of the fake alert in Somerset, Derbyshire and Inverclyde.
Under Scottish government plans currently under consultation, only properties in Band H in Aberdeenshire would see an increase of £768.12 in council tax.
Are a person with dementia named "Jackson Simmons" and his dog "Cami" missing and has there been a silver alert issued for "Simmons"? No, that's not true: The story has been posted on social media as a part of a bait-and-switch scam. Such
The child in the picture was actually reported missing in New York state last month, and has since been located.
“You can work at some McDonald’s in this country for more money than … signing up for the military.”
The picture used in the post is of a girl from the US, not Lancashire.
The hoax post appeals for help to find a girl called Sofia who supposedly went missing in South Shields in the UK.
“Free dental implants” are available “through Dental Grants.”
Fake appeals for information about a supposedly missing five-year-old have been shared in UK Facebook groups.
Labour MP Ian Mearns told us his claim was based on a Sky News report which said around 140,000 were “never in class”. But that’s not what the data shows, and both have corrected their claims.
A picture of a different child has been used in a hoax appeal shared widely on Facebook.
“The day before 9/11 the Pentagon reported $2.3 trillion missing.”
A Facebook post claiming a man is missing in Cookstown, Northern Ireland uses a picture of an Ohio-based pet detective.
Was the "missing OceanGate submarine found empty" at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean by search-and-rescue teams? No, that's not true: The U.S. Coast Guard said on June 22, 2023, that the OceanGate Titan suffered a "catastrophic implosion
Almost identical posts appeared in community groups for locations across the UK.
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/controller-missing-sub-titanic/ Claim: A video game controller was us
On June 20 2023, “Logitech” trended on Twitter amid claims that a missing submersible that was intended to visit the remains of the Titanic was “controlled by a Logitech controller”: The Titanic tourist submarine that went mi
The posts appear in community groups across the UK but use a photo from a genuine missing person appeal in the US, who has since been found.
A Facebook post uses a photo from the US that has appeared in other hoax posts about missing elderly men.
Did a U.S. Postal Service report confirm a driver's claims of missing ballots from the 2020 presidential election? No, that's not true: The report released did not corroborate the driver's claims and instead noted that "Investigators conf
Many versions of the fake appeal have been shared in Facebook community groups both in the UK and US.