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The following are lists of hoaxes:
These are some claims that have been revealed to be deliberate public hoaxes. This list does not include hoax articles published on or around April 1, a long list of which can be found in the "April Fools' Day" article.
"Proven hoaxes of exposure" are semi-comical or private sting operations. They usually encourage people to act foolishly or credulously by falling for patent nonsense that the hoaxer deliberately presents as reality. See also culture jamming.
Deliberate hoaxes, or journalistic fraud, that drew widespread attention include:
Solar System, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Oxygen, Mercury (planet), Moon
Censorship, April Fools' Day, Culture jamming, Media manipulation, Mars
Microsoft Bear, Java (programming language), Virus hoax, E-mail spam, Computer virus