Real eyes realize real lies, as Tupac and Machine Head once preached, and on the internet, those eyes are multiplied by millions. And although there will always be naive newcomers, it is always amusing to see how high the numbers of people who try to sell a fake story as reality are.
The motivation for such behavior, when widespread ignorance is excluded, ranges from attention-seeking, insecurity, infantile behavior, frustration, or even boredom. In short, there are quite a few good tricksters and conmen online, but there are hordes of poor ones who always get caught out to the delight of everyone. Here are some of the poorest, and thus funniest attempts to distort reality on social media.