We like to blame poor media literacy, but basic human psychology plays a part, too.
Alex Jones's Career Is in Trouble During a Dark Week for Internet Hoaxes - Vice
The Worst Internet Hoaxes of 2015 - Esquire.com
A good site to check on the various e-mails & chain-letters floating around the net
Why people fall for dumb Internet hoaxes - The Washington Post
Best Urban Legends, Email Rumors and Internet Hoaxes: <a href="/library/bl_image_quiz.htm">Can YOU Spot the Fakes?</a>
Check out the latest eHow Tech Podcast Episode. We talk about Internet Hoaxes and interview Steve and Jay Novella from the Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe.
The Guardian: A look at the psychology behind Internet hoaxers
The long read: After Taryn Wright exposed an elaborate fake tragedy on Facebook, she found herself leading a squad of online detectives – but on the internet, it doesn’t take long for a crowd to become a mob