A Quick Note On Internet Hoax Stories

Tyler Durden's picture

Typically we don't do this, but since our inbox continues to be flooded with a story posted in EUTimes.net, which unfortunately did exactly zero fact checking and source validation (and is now being distributed by sellside desks!), sourced by famous internet hoax master "Sorcha Faal" aka David Booth, titled "Russia Says IMF Chief Jailed For Discovering All US Gold Is Gone" and which is 100% non-factual and based on a loose scattering of data. A quick google check of the source would have been sufficient for everyone who has been fooled by this complete fabrication, to quickly dismiss it. Alas, with the world now approaching The Onion in factual headline flow, we can see how it is easy for many to have been fooled. We just wish to caution readers to be wary, and always, and that is absolutely true for anything read on Zero Hedge as well, always, to validate and double check the factual veracity of anything read on the Internet, especially if it sound like a B-grade Hollywood thriller and cites "sources."

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disabledvet's picture

"can i quote you on that?"

66Sexy's picture

 

hmm. The conspiracy theorist in me thinks it must be true then, with the #1 alternative blog coming out with this level of denial..

 

 Oh fuck we have no gold!

gmrpeabody's picture

It sounded SO crazy, that it really was believable! Lately, I have been telling myself that you couldn't make this stuff up. Well, apparently you can.

knukles's picture

No no no no  It's not a hoax, scam or pablum.  It's true!

Here's why.

If DSK knew it then Timmah had to know.
If Timmah had to know then so too's Benjie.
And Chuckie "The Cheese" Schroomer
And if Chuckie Cheese knew then so too's Bawnie Fwank
And if the Fwank knew, then so too...

See where I'm going?
Easy now.
I'm tryin' to help here.

And if they knew, then so'd OBL, which is why he was killed... altho a bunch of Navy Seals say that he wasn't dead but strapped to an old rusty iron mattress, hooked up to a long extension cord, plugged into a 220v outlet and dumped in the ocean to de-guass the carrier.
Which is what activated HAARP and cause a temporal time dilated rift resulting in the earthquake which caused the Tsunami which caused the meltdown at Fuckushittinme which caused the slow down in the world's economy so it really all was caused by the weather.  Including Goldman's miss on the Non-farm payrolls excluding food, energy and Wall Street bonuses.

nmewn's picture

"And if they knew, then so'd OBL, which is why he was killed... altho a bunch of Navy Seals say that he wasn't dead but strapped to an old rusty iron mattress, hooked up to a long extension cord, plugged into a 220v outlet and dumped in the ocean to de-guass the carrier.
Which is what activated HAARP and cause a temporal time dilated rift resulting in the earthquake which caused the Tsunami which caused the meltdown at Fuckushittinme which caused the slow down in the world's economy so it really all was caused by the weather."

ROTFLMAO!!!

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

"If it was on the TV it must be true" has been replaced with "If it was on the Internet it must be true."

Hope and change you can believe in.

Mr. Poon's picture

Wait, what?  Are you implying that there are things on the internet which . . . might not actually be entirely true?

How do I know what is true if I cannot rely on the word of anonymous internent sources?

Rodent Freikorps's picture

I thought the purpose of the Internet was free porn.

There is as much disinformation, as truth.

Always check your sources.

clymer's picture

Just in: Tyler insults his readership by implying that they might not be able to identify whatdoesitmean.com as a potential source of disinfo

StychoKiller's picture

Free pr0n = Truth (or change you really can believe in!)  :>D

wandstrasse's picture

it is simple! Info you pay for is true, free stuff is a lie-- err - the other way round ... err, no the first, what was the first, again? No, it was 'follow the money'.. , ach, rutscht mir alle den Buckel runter!

TheTmfreak's picture

How do i know that this is a true statement? I need some sources to let me know that there are things that aren't entirely true. I can't just take what anybody says as facts... How do I know that I don't take what anybody says as facts? I need sources for that too.

CreditcalMass's picture

It's a hoax in that the gold has already been gone for many years now.

NotApplicable's picture

While I've little doubt that it has all been sold, I'd say some of the buyers are likely utilizing the best storage in the US, provided by OPM.

bpj's picture

I have a friend who's brother knows a guy....

Sausagemaker's picture

"We just wish to caution readers to be weary"

Maybe the writers are weary this morning?

Sausagemaker

Rodent Freikorps's picture

They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Vergeltung's picture

sounds advice TD, sound advice indeed.  :-)

 

Mae Kadoodie's picture

So where's all our gold?

tmosley's picture

This doesn't mean it is all there, nor does it mean it isn't there.  Rather, it is just a made up story about fabricated rape allegations as a cover up for something that doesn't really make any sense (why would the CIA tell DSK that the gold was gone?).

A_MacLaren's picture

That's the 8000 tonne question.

azengrcat's picture

"The United States will never default on its obligations"

"We believe in a strong dollar policy"

knukles's picture

Little Bobby Dole, is that really you?

StychoKiller's picture

"I did not have sex with that woman!"

"We really did kill Osama Bin Laden."

 

tmosley's picture

Yeah, when I looked at the linked story about how Putin was saying that this was the case, I was sorely disappointed.  If this story had had any validity, I would have considered moving from silver to gold, as that would have sped up the timeline for the dollar collapse.  Happily/sadly that is not the case.

ina gadda da vida's picture

ISM - Whisper = 52.00 Pts (Street = 57.10 Pts)

hoax !

euclidean's picture

Hmmm, yes. Always pays to have a spell/grammer checker also.

Even though through the powers of deductive reasoning it is possible to extrapolate a similar conclusion? Based of course only on economic assessment of the Fed's own explicit actions and inactions, and an utter lack of punitive liabilities applied to 20 years of mindless monetary policies?

I guess the Fed 'could' have gold reserves remaining, but I have doubted that for many years. It can continue to exist on rumour alone for all I give a shit.

edit: Here's a thought, why not put an end to all the rumour and inuendo and allow the public to 'audit the Fed'? err, make that all central banks upon which all this bullshit financial corruption relies upon.

I am a Man I am Forty's picture

let's not isolate the internet for fact checking

theMAXILOPEZpsycho's picture

...like he wouldve said anything about that anyway; plus everyone knows there's nothing there...

so the question remains: why was he set up?? It must be something to do with the greek defult, or the euro vs the dollar...

He won't do jail time though, that much I can guarentee

disabledvet's picture

"are you tracking people's movements and activities on line Mr. Apple and Mr. Google?"

"No."  (not even a "are you sure?" follow on question.)

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

Silly rabbit. They answered truthfully.

"They" are not following people's movement and activities online. They have people who do that for them.

sunnydays's picture

Yeah, I notified Harvey Organ earlier that Faal always makes up his stories.  Hope he takes down the story. 

 

I thought everyone knew Faal is a complete disinfo person and always writes false articles.

tmosley's picture

I never even heard of him before this story "broke".

spanish inquisition's picture

I love that stuff!

If you page down, they do have a pretty good world wide news link section (with actual news). And you know that when they post stories in the real news section, they check them against their own stories, so they don't accidentally hoax themselves. Which could make them one of the more reliable sources out there!

johngaltfla's picture

Maybe if Sorcha makes a YouTube video it will be considered fact then. After all, if it's on video, it must be true.

High Plains Drifter's picture

oh yeh, youtube is full of truth.......harde har har har........kind of like dutchsinse and his haarp ring bullshit..........

orangedrinkandchips's picture

So it is true!!!

 

I look fat in that cock ring! I told my bitch I did!

Miss Expectations's picture

"Russia Says IMF Chief Jailed For Discovering All US Gold Is Gone" and which is 100% non-factual and based on a loose scattering of data.

Fed Chief  remains free for declaring All US Gold Is Still Here, also based on a loose scattering of data.

spanish inquisition's picture

Very nice. They need to add a bump next to the junk for exactly this post.

Mec-sick-o's picture

There is a war against your mind and body.  Everybody wants a piece of you.

There has never been so much long life expectancy, with a high expectancy of miserable life.

Meditation is the way.  All rationalizations will begin to deconstruct.

Reconstruct your true self.

LRC Fan's picture

Clearly we need a Congressional panel, a "gang of 6" (or maybe 10+), an executive order, and a Constitutional amendment making the Internet more accountable, transparent, and clear for all. 

A Man without Qualities's picture

Even a stopped clock is right once a day....

LRC Fan's picture

This is exactly the kind of shit Tyler is talking about.  An extensive search has found that actually, a broken clock is right TWICE a day!!!!!!!!!!  See, fact checking is your friend, folks. 

There should be a mandatory $50 fine, paid directly into the general fund of the Treasury, for posts like this.  Get on it, Obama!

Transitory Anomaly's picture

Yes twice a day is correct but its correctness is only transitory.

Rodent Freikorps's picture

What if it is a digital clock with a dead crystal?

Without a clock, digital technology is just a paper weight.

speedy's picture

a digital 24 hour stopped clock is right once a day!

 

High Plains Drifter's picture

i love your avatar , there speedy........

StychoKiller's picture

I find myself wanting a bust in the mouth for some strange reason...:>D

Franken_Stein's picture

 

And what if the clock is a digital one ?

Then 3 a.m. != 3 p.m. or 03:00 != 15:00 respectively.

so AManWithoutQ's claim would be correct again, then.