30 Screenshots Of People Who Caught Others Shamelessly Spreading Lies On The Internet And Stepped In To Shut Them Up

There’s only so much nonsense one person can handle. And just because the internet is not guarded by BS-detecting police, that doesn’t mean one can share it without hesitation. Especially if it misinforms, spreads fakery, or takes advantage of a situation.

The corner of the subreddit “Quit Your Bull,” which is home to 1.6 million members, is dedicated to collecting such bittersweet examples. From Elon Musk busting his alleged “brain coach” to the American Kennel Club calling out a false ad that claims that a particular type of dog breed is recognized as dangerous by AKC, these are some of the screenshots that got karma restored.

And next time someone claims you can say whatever you want online, tell them to try and see what happens. Hint: nothing good will ever come of this.#1 

Someone Is Awfully Busy With So Many Careers!

Someone Is Awfully Busy With So Many Careers!

TubDumForever Report584pointsPOST

Joonscrab2 days ago

Lmfaooo this is gold.145ReplyView more comments#2 

Guy Leaves A Bad Review For A Shop He Was Never Even At

Guy Leaves A Bad Review For A Shop He Was Never Even At

Majestic_Beard Report520pointsPOST

Nea2 days ago

Why would people do this?179ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#3 

Don’t Need 5g When U Have The Fastest 4g In The Universe

Don't Need 5g When U Have The Fastest 4g In The Universe

Icey96 Report497pointsPOST

White Paper Tsuru2 days ago

Hahah. Upvoted for calling someone a donut as an insult!336ReplyView More Replies…View more comments

Nobody was born BS-proof. We’ve all lied, said nonsense, regretted it, or maybe not. Sometimes the nonsense we shared did no harm to us or people around, and sometimes it really paid off. Like, white lies. These incredible little lies hold half honesty, half false chaos that spins the world around us.

It’s a whole different story when we encounter serious lies. Like anti-vaxxers spreading false beliefs against Covid vaccinations on social media. In such cases, a lie targets the most vulnerable people of society who, for the lack of better information, find themselves in genuine belief that what they’re reading is pure truth.

Bored Panda reached out to Scott Berkun, the author of eight popular books on creativity, design, leadership and public speaking who was happy to share his insights on dealing with someone else’s BS.  According to him, the first thing to tackle it is to expect it. “Fire alarms are good at detecting fires because they are always expecting them. We say some people have good BS detectors for the same reason. They’ve seen it enough times to sense it before the rest of us do.”#4 

Anti Vaxxers Never Change

Anti Vaxxers Never Change

RedditSmokesCrack Report488pointsPOST

Hans2 days ago

Well done!97ReplyView More Replies…View more commentshttps://97be9941714fe2f9131de8e357fd2e84.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html#5 

Idk How Restaurants Deal With All The Anti-Masker Bs Right Now

Idk How Restaurants Deal With All The Anti-Masker Bs Right Now

aztnass Report478pointsPOST

Nea2 days ago

S/he must be a cool employer!134ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#6 

Restaurant Owner Smacks Down Bs Review

Restaurant Owner Smacks Down Bs Review

reddit.com Report418pointsPOST

Little Ms. Quirky2 days ago

What a great response from the owner!130ReplyView more comments

Scott believes that it’s not hard, but “it just means you need the habit of asking good questions before you accept what you see or hear. And learning what sources to trust more than others.”

Due to the rise of social media fake news, bogus claims, and lies, both little and big, seem to be spreading faster than ever. “Someday we will learn that technology accelerates everything, the good and the bad. Today is not that day. 300 years ago Jonathan Swift wrote that “Falsehood flies and the Truth comes limping after it” but everyone at Facebook at Twitter seems to have only recently figured this out.”

According to Scott, “Everyone should be taught media literacy like this.” Meanwhile, many seem to struggle to find ways to politely tell a person to quit their nonsense. Scott suggests “asking “how do you know what you know?” as it often does the job.” “It sets you up to say ‘Thanks, but I don’t think you know what you’re talking about.’” #7 

Local Jackass Gets Corrected

Local Jackass Gets Corrected

jaytix1 Report393pointsPOST

Sum Guy2 days ago

The internet is just full of people trying to spread lies inorder to justify their views112ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#8 

Faking A Dead Man’s Autograph

Faking A Dead Man's Autograph

Viazon Report371pointsPOST

Some Cool Guy2 days ago

The man would roll in his grave to see this crap154ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#9 

I Found This Review From A Local Haunted House Attraction. There Were Quite A Few Negative Reviews Just Because They Had To Follow Covid Guidelines

I Found This Review From A Local Haunted House Attraction. There Were Quite A Few Negative Reviews Just Because They Had To Follow Covid Guidelines

Bxggzys Report328pointsPOST

Random Anon2 days ago

Disgusting people with their disgusting lies. It’s a good thing these people never quite bothered to improved their minds to be capable of better lies.141ReplyView More Replies…View more comments

On the other hand, “Sometimes it works to your advantage to keep quiet and let them think you don’t realize they are full of BS. You may learn more about them and their real intentions than calling them out,” the book author concluded. #10 

Faking A Wedding Pic For Karma

Faking A Wedding Pic For Karma

wattapwn Report292pointsPOST

Little Ms. Quirky2 days ago

This comment has been deleted.35ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#11 

Vegan Lies About The Benefits Of Being Vegan. Another Vegan Calls Them Out

Vegan Lies About The Benefits Of Being Vegan. Another Vegan Calls Them Out

Peanut_Tree Report286pointsPOST

Indra Servo2 days ago

apparently this vegan forgot that cow eat grass instead of trees103ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#12 

Akc Calls Out Clickbait Twitter Ad

Akc Calls Out Clickbait Twitter Ad

reddit.com Report285pointsPOST

2 days ago

They seem unsure?64ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#13 

Elon Is Not Having It

Elon Is Not Having It

invigibleman Report283pointsPOST

Nea2 days ago

Fair enough48ReplyView more comments#14 

They Did The Math

They Did The Math

themacity Report279pointsPOST

Hans2 days ago

Well, if you calculate this in 1 micrometer wide stripes, the calculation might work…48ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#15 

Boyfriends Steals £hundreds From Store, Goes Next Day, Gets Nicked So Girlfriend Sends 1-Star Review. As You Do

Boyfriends Steals £hundreds From Store, Goes Next Day, Gets Nicked So Girlfriend Sends 1-Star Review. As You Do

BissoumaTequila Report271pointsPOST

The gambler2 days ago

Dang.54ReplyView more comments#16 

It’s Just Full Of Misinformation

It's Just Full Of Misinformation

Vilateral Report254pointsPOST

Nea2 days ago

Yes, sugarcane is not garbage!!73ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#17 

*sigh*

*sigh*

jaytix1 Report254pointsPOST

Raven Sheridan2 days ago

Wasting your breath with people like these.115ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#18 

Third Times A Charm. Repost For Anonymity Editing

Third Times A Charm. Repost For Anonymity Editing

MishtheDish77 Report250pointsPOST

Young Minami Kotaro2 days ago(edited)

Oops51ReplyView more comments#19 

Cultural Appropriation vs. Cultural Appreciation

Cultural Appropriation vs. Cultural Appreciation

jaytix1 Report246pointsPOST

Marianne2 days ago

This is actually a very good explanation of both concepts.160ReplyView more comments#20 

Guy Doesn’t Even Know What Band He Saw

Guy Doesn't Even Know What Band He Saw

Project_096 Report245pointsPOST

Gregory Harvey2 days ago

could have been the british band Attack! Attack! not the american band Attack Attack.32ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#21 

Someone Doesn’t Have Their Facts Straight

Someone Doesn’t Have Their Facts Straight

legothor Report235pointsPOST

Sum Guy2 days ago

Why would you want to stop funding postal services… do you know how expensive it would be if the private companies decided93ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#22 

Karma Farming Accounts

Karma Farming Accounts

AmoghVaishnav Report215pointsPOST

Hans2 days ago

Why would anyone post this? Just inventing completely ridiculous stuff for likes…truly despicable.115ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#23 

(Now Ex) BF Says He Is Getting Threats From Reddit Users Because I Anonymously Posted On R/Amitheas***le

(Now Ex) BF Says He Is Getting Threats From Reddit Users Because I Anonymously Posted On R/Amitheas***le

treehouseladder Report213pointsPOST

Shelp2 days ago

Haha, I think I know on which subs they were…44ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#24 

It’s A Big Conspiracy!

It's A Big Conspiracy!

jaytix1 Report210pointsPOST

Sum Guy2 days ago

USA USA USA….FREEEEEEEEEEDOM!!!17ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#25 

Bill Gates Made The Coronavirus

Bill Gates Made The Coronavirus

jjensen538 Report210pointsPOST

Sum Guy2 days ago

What’s this obsession with Bill gates91ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#26 

Lying About Donating Bone Marrow

Lying About Donating Bone Marrow

VolantisMoon Report199pointsPOST

Scagsy2 days ago

The more I see of humankind the less I like. How can people stoop so low?72ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#27 

Clickbating About The Vaccine

Clickbating About The Vaccine

Corzare twitter.com Report190pointsPOST

Nea2 days ago

Unfortunately, a lot of such half informative news are being shared online these days.97ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#28 

Fortunate Son Meets Travelin’ Band

Fortunate Son Meets Travelin’ Band

4500x Report183pointsPOST

Raven Sheridan2 days ago

Must’ve been on some of those good concert drugs at the age of 12 to have hallucinated that.67ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#29 

Caught A Live One Today

Caught A Live One Today

oculometric Report171pointsPOST

Indra Servo2 days ago

right-click any pics and select “search the web for image” for easy factcheck81ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#30 

First One In The Wild

First One In The Wild

janiso123 Report156pointsPOST

WilvanderHeijden2 days ago

How do people think that they can snatch a random pick from the internet, pretend it’s them and not get caught out on their nonsense? Honestly, time and time again people confront those idiots with their obvious lies and yet there’s a new moron every day trying it again.50ReplyView More Replies…View more comments

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