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Synonyms for hoax
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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. hoax

    Synonyms:
    befool, gammon, bamboozle, dupe, trick, trepan

    Antonyms:
    guide, enlighten, undeceive, inform, direct, correct, regulate

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fraud, fraudulence, dupery, hoax, humbug, put-onverb

    something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage

    Synonyms:
    pasquinade, put-on, tarradiddle, duplicity, drool, twaddle, bilgewater, caper, burlesque, fraud, parody, baloney, takeoff, joke, mockery, tommyrot, humbug, pretender, charade, fake, faker, impostor, role player, sham, fraudulence, dupery, pseud, trick, pseudo, antic, lampoon, shammer, snake oil, travesty, sendup, tosh, boloney, deceit, taradiddle, spoof, imposter, bosh, prank

  2. hoax, pull someone's leg, play a joke onverb

    subject to a playful hoax or joke

    Synonyms:
    play tricks, play a joke on, play a trick on, trick, flim-flam, fox, fob, pull a fast one on, pull someone's leg

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. hoaxnoun

    Synonyms:
    deception (for sport), cheat, fraud, imposition, practical joke

  2. hoaxverb

    Synonyms:
    deceive (jocosely), cheat, impose upon

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "hoax":

    prank, joke, deception, carve-up, scam, deceit, trick

Nicknames

  1. List of known nicknames for "Hoax":

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How to use hoax in a sentence?

  1. Michael Duffey:

    The radical left Democrats are trying to rip our nation apart, first it was the Russia hoax, total hoax. It was a failed overthrow attempt and the biggest fraud in the history of our country and then you look, the Mueller deal, you remember that mess ? They had nothing.

  2. Tony Illman:

    After much digging, we were able to make out the date, the coordinates, the ship’s name and direction of the voyage (Cardiff in Wales to Makassar in the Dutch East Indies, now Indonesia), it was clearly very exciting but we needed a lot more information. We wanted to know if what we had found was historically significant or a very inventive hoax.

  3. Alice Stewart:

    Without a doubt, if this continues, it's going to be a problem, i think every legal and legitimate vote should be counted, but at this stage of the game, to claim there's widespread voter fraud, this claim that there is an election hoax — we need to see some evidence. We need to see what President Donald Trump's talking about.

  4. Joe Biden:

    I may very well talk to her about that, yeah, there's word and rumor that the FBI and others were involved, CIA were involved, with United Kingdom, having to do with the Russian hoax. And I may very well talk to her about that, yes.

  5. Adam Mosseri:

    The issue of fake news on Facebook has been a hot topic for months, particularly during the recent U.S. presidential election. In one hoax article, for example, Pope Francis was falsely reported to have endorsed Donald Trump. FACEBOOK's' FAKE NEWS' HIGHLIGHTS NEED FOR SOCIAL MEDIA REVAMP, EXPERTS SAY Facebook’s Trending Topics section also fell prey to some high-profile fake stories after the social network implemented an algorithmic feed this summer. These included a false article that Fox News had fired anchor Megyn Kelly and a hoax article about the Sept. 11 attacks. On another occasion a seemingly innocent hashtag that appeared in Trending Topics linked to an inappropriate video. The social network announced Thursday that it will make it easier for users to report fake news when they see it, which they can do by clicking the upper right hand corner of a post. If enough people report a story as fake, Facebook will pass it to third-party fact-checking organizations that are part of the nonprofit Poynter Institute's International Fact-Checking Network. Five fact-checking and news organizations are working with the company on this : The Associated Press, The Associated Press, FactCheck.org, Politifact and Snopes. Facebook says this group is likely to expand. FACEBOOK BLOCKS CAR INSURER FROM PROFILING USERS In his blog post, Adam Mosseri explained that if the fact-checking organizations identify a story as a fake, it will get flagged as disputed and there will be a link to a corresponding article explaining why. Stories that have been disputed may also appear lower in News Feed, he added. While users will still be able to share these stories, they will receive a warning that the story has been disputed. Additionally, once a story is flagged, it can not be made into an ad and promoted, according to Facebook. The Menlo Park, California-based firm will also be looking for signs that a story has misled people in some way, such as instances where people are significantly less likely to share a story after reading it. FACEBOOK EMPLOYEES FUME AFTER PUSH TO CENSOR TRUMP POSTS REBUFFED Facebook, which gave a preview of its anti-fake news strategy last month, is also looking to disrupt financial incentives for spammers. On the buying side we’ve eliminated the ability to spoof domains, which will reduce the prevalence of sites that pretend to be real publications.


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