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Police: Student Faked Rape Threat Against Herself

A student at the University of Wyoming who claimed she was targeted for a Facebook rape threat because she “runs her liberal mouth all the time” faked the threat against herself, police say. Meg Lanker-Simons, 26, has been charged with interference with a police investigation by giving false statement. The phony threat, posted on a Facebook page called “UW Crushes” was cited as “an example of rape culture” by Lanker-Simons in […]

Internet Tries to Capitalize on Boston Marathon Tragedy

As we’ve said elsewhere, many want to use tragic events to capitalize for their personal gain. In the aftermath of yesterday’s tragic events, a fake Twitter account and several fake photos have surfaced, resulting in thousands of retweets and much confusion. 1. Fake Twitter Account One fake Twitter account, @_BostonMarathon (which has since been suspended), was asking for retweets in exchange for donations. Twitter has suspended the fake Boston Marathon […]