For some people on the internet, social media is both a blessing and a curse. Indeed, while the likes of Facebook and Twitter allow us to connect with our families and friends, they also harbor users who are prone to a bit of fibbing. So with that in mind, here are 20 examples of people going to hilarious extremes with their lies on social media.
20. Lightning Snap
Ever been in the right place at the right time? This Facebook user claims as much, purporting to have snapped a photo of a lightning strike from her house. However, while her friends marveled at the image, another user rumbled her, posting a link to the original picture.
19. Educate Yourself
When listing your academic accomplishments, some might feel the need to embellish a few minor details. However, there’s a significant difference between that and a flat-out lie, as this mom found out to her horror. Furious, she then contacted West Virginia University on Facebook to set things straight.
18. A Dream Come True?
One of the benefits of social media is being able to share pieces of good news with your loved ones. This Facebook user, though, took things a little further, recounting a personal journey that ended with the purchase of his dream car. Or did it?
17. The Amateur Photographer
Good news isn’t the only thing people share on social media, as many budding photographers use the platform to post their work. This Facebook user was seemingly no different, taking the credit for a beautiful image of a flower. However, someone then picked up on a significant detail that suggested the truth was rather different.
16. The City Of Love…Via Sydney
For many people, there are few places more romantic than Paris, France. Countless couples have made grand proclamations of their love in the French capital, with this social media user sharing her own story. That particular tale was cut off at the knees, though, when someone noticed a very Australian landmark in the background.
15. I’m A Scientist…
Among other things, social media can be a platform for interesting debates on a number of subjects. However, this Facebook user had no interest in that, flagging up their alleged masters’ degree in science to end a discussion. Before long, though, another user decided to visit their LinkedIn page…
14. Don’t Lie To Me
There are few things that people dislike more than being blatantly lied to. This Facebook user certainly felt that way, as they vented their anger in a very succinct post. However, the subsequent response brings up an awkward, contradictory point that changes everything.
13. The Camera Doesn’t Lie
Alongside photographs and status updates, social media also allows people to share videos. This Twitter user did just that, claiming that he’d filmed himself inside a suitcase that was subsequently loaded onto a plane. The airline quickly rebuffed him, though, with some footage of their own.
12. The Book Critic
Have you ever found yourself unimpressed after reading a classic piece of literature? This Facebook user apparently did, as they criticized F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. However, everything then unraveled when someone decided to quote the book’s opening line in response.
11. I’m So Hungover…
In recent years, social media has been the go-to place for those who enjoy heavy nights of partying, as they share stories of their hedonistic evenings. This Facebook user was no different, claiming to be responsible for the host of empty beer cans on his friend’s table. Unfortunately for him, though, that declaration was quickly dismissed.
10. Stay Off Facebook Guys!
While some people spend an inordinate amount of time on social media, there are others who give it up completely after a certain period. This Facebook user claimed as much in a strongly worded post, advising their friends to do the same. However, there was just one problem with that stance.
9. The Artist
Much like photographers, artists are also encouraged to post their work on social media. This Facebook user certainly felt compelled to share one of their sketches, reiterating that it was indeed their own creation. Despite that assertion, though, another user begged to differ.
8. They’re Brand New! Honest!
Due to the enormous number of people who frequent social media, some users try to take advantage of that audience, especially if they want to sell something. This Facebook user was no different, as he tried to offload a pair of sunglasses that were “brand new.” However, his profile picture suggested otherwise.
7. Mom Knows Best
Certain lies are easier to pull off than others, but things become much more challenging if someone knows you well enough. This Facebook user definitely didn’t think that through, as they grandly claimed they didn’t need any vaccinations. That was quickly rebuffed, though, when their mom wrote a brutal response.
6. Meet My Girlfriend
For some people, social media offers the chance to boast about various aspects of their lives, particularly their relationship status. One Facebook user felt the need to post about a relaxing day spent with his girlfriend, but the resulting picture raised some questions. And he ultimately wouldn’t like the answers.
5. My Poor Childhood
While social media devotees are usually more focused on the present, there are some who look back on their pasts. This Facebook user certainly did that, as she spoke about her poor childhood. However, her mother couldn’t help but question that particular memory.
4. Lies Upon Lies
If pulled off, an elaborate lie can feel oddly satisfying. Nonetheless, just one mistake can see the whole thing collapse like a house of cards. This Facebook user certainly felt the full force of that experience, as one rumbled lie led to the revelation of another. So much for the cocktails.
3. Buy My Book!
As has been previously mentioned, social media is an excellent platform to promote a piece of work. American author Dinesh D’Souza clearly thought so, as he posted a picture of his newest book on display in a store. However, a Twitter user noticed something rather unusual about the image.
2. Blame The Dog
Social media is also home to millions of pictures of users’ pets. With that in mind, this woman decided to share an image of her dog and a destroyed pillow, suggesting that the two were connected. Despite her claims, though, someone picked up on a key piece of evidence. The face says it all.
1. I Robbed Harry Styles!
As Twitter grew in popularity, more celebrities started using the social media website, engaging with their fans in ways that few people previously thought possible. However, Harry Styles took things to another level when someone claimed to have robbed him at a sports event. “Cool story” indeed.