Truth Or Fiction #2

Mike Brown

There is a video circulating that purports to be of Michael Brown beating someone up. Is it really him?

On 9 December 2014, a Facebook user named Shawn Spall posted a video purporting to be footage of Mike Brown (the teenager shot and killed by Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri) brutally assaulting a much older man over the theft of a backpack. The source of the video was not disclosed by its original poster, and later the same day that user either removed or restricted the video after it had been shared tens of thousands of times.

Read the truth: Mike Brown

Stuffed Owlets


Photographs show two cute owlets sitting in a tree.

The image received a viral boost on 16 December 2014 when it was shared via Reddit on the r/awww subreddit with the title “cute baby owls.” Despite the fact that these creatures look more like Furby dolls than owlets, many people believed that they were real animals.

Read the truth: Stuffed Owlets