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Anti-capitalism campaigners distribute spoof edition of Financial Times
2009-03-27
Anti-capitalism campaigners in London have published a spoof edition of the Financial Times today as Britian prepares to host next week's G20 summit in London.
'Special' New York Times Blankets Cities with Message of Hope and Change
2008-11-13
Hundreds of independent writers, artists, and activists are claiming credit for an elaborate project, 6 months in the making, in which 1.2 million copies of a "special edition" of the New York Times w...

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Anti-capitalism campaigners distribute spoof edition of Financial Times
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Anti-capitalism campaigners in London have published a spoof edition of the Financial Times today as Britian prepares to host next week's G20 summit in London.
Chevron's $80 million ad campaign gets flushed
Article
2010
Yes Lab
A day-long comedy of errors, and Chevron's waking nightmare, began when Rainforest Action Network and Amazon Watch, together with the Yes Lab, pre-empted Chevron's multi-million dollar "We Agree" ad c...
From Internet Scams to Urban Legends, Planet (hoa)X to the Bible Code
Frazier, Kendrick
Article
2004
Skeptical Inquirer
The man behind the great Dickens and Dostoevsky hoax
Moss, Stephen
Article
2013
Guardian Weekly
When writer AD Harvey invented an 1862 meeting between Dickens and Dostoevsky, it was for years accepted as fact. So why did he do it – and why did he also create a series of fake academic identities?
McDonald's Denies NYPD Deal to Give Happy Meals to Stop and Frisk Victims
Article
2012
ColorLines
McDonald's denied participating in a campaign called "Three Strikes, You're In!" that rewarded New Yorkers who have been victims of NYPD's stop and frisk policies with a Happy Meal. The Yes Men have c...
The Newsfakers
Whose hands are behind those dramatic YouTube pictures?
Cockburn, Patrick
Article
2012
CounterPunch
YouTube and blogs have made it easier than ever to fabricate events. The media are happy to run unsubstantiated reports and footage.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 1, 2017
April 1 issue
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2017
Connexions
Other Voices always strives to present you with alternative views on important topics. This issue offers some really alternative perspectives and even some "alternative facts." As always, read critica...
Philosophy journal spoofed, retracts hoax article
McCook, Alison
Article
2016
Retraction Watch
A philosophy journal that focuses on the teachings of philosopher Alain Badiou has apparently fallen victim to yet another Sokal hoax, and has retracted a fake article submitted by authors trying to e...
Pranks, Frauds, and Hoaxes from Around the World
Carroll, Robert
Article
2004
Skeptical Inquirer
It's pretty easy to hoax people. We all want to be deceived, but only up to a point. Some hoaxes are fun and pleasant, others malicious and unpleasant. We'd like a way to tell the difference.
Skaggs, Joey
Connexipedia Article
Article
American prankster who has organized numerous successful media pranks, hoaxes, and other presentations. He is considered one of the originators of the phenomenon known as culture jamming. (Born 1945).
The Skeptic's Dictionary
Website
A Collection of Strange Beliefs, Amusing Deceptions, and Dangerous Delusions.
The Snowden Hoax
How a Lie Traveled Around the World Before the Truth Could Get Its Boots On
Article
2015
Kurtz, Alan
'Special' New York Times Blankets Cities with Message of Hope and Change
Sources News Release
Article
2008
Hundreds of independent writers, artists, and activists are claiming credit for an elaborate project, 6 months in the making, in which 1.2 million copies of a "special edition" of the New York Times w...
Total terrorism solution
Article
2016
Yes Lab
Hoax highlights failures of military, security approaches to terrorism.
Tracking retractions as a window into the scientific process
Oransky, Ivan
Article
2016
Retraction Watch
The world, it seems, cannot get enough of Sokal-type hoaxes. A French journal, Sociétés, has retracted an article allegedly penned by one Jean-Marc Tremblay but actually written by two sociologists, M...
Yes Men punk TPP and US Trade Ambassador with fake "Corporate Power Tool Award"
Doctorow, Cory
Article
2012
BoingBoing
US Trade Ambassador Ron Kirk was in Dallas to kick off a corporate power-event to drum up support for the foundering, secretive Transpacific Partnership, a secret treaty that builds on the work of ACT...

Sources Bookshelf

Improperganda
The Art of the Publicity Stunt
Borkowski, Art
Book
2000
A survey of publicity stunts, scams, hypes, and PR heists
A Short Course in Intellectual Self-Defense
Find Your Inner Chomsky
Baillargeon, Normand
Book
2005
What must a citizen in a democracy know to make the word democracy meaningful? Baillargeon provides readers with the tools to see through everyday spin and jargon -- from politics to advertising, from...


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