As law enforcement and news organizations raced to piece together what happened during the worst mass shooting in modern USA history Sunday night in Las Vegas, web denizens less wedded to the truth rushed in to provide details of their own - which quickly went viral.
The search for Danley began after the Las Vegas police identified a woman named Marilou Danley as a person of interest and possible traveling companion of the real shooter, though law enforcement later noted they did not believe she was involved with the shooting.
4chan's inclusion anywhere near Google News' "authoritative" list is a troubling one, since 4chan users have consistently and repeatedly used the site to promote falsestories about newsworthy figures. Far-right website Gateway Pundit also published a story with the headline: "Last Vegas Shooter reportedly a Democrat who Liked Rachel Maddow, MoveOn.org and Associated with Anti-Trump Army".
Among those falsely stated to be missing in Las Vegas were a German pro soccer player, a murder suspect from Mexico and a male porn star - whose pictures were apparently plucked from the internet. Conservative writer Joe Hoft pounced, publishing and then retracting an article about the misidentified man. Police later identified a different person, Stephen Paddock, as the shooter. "When the fresh 4chan story broke, it triggered Top Stories, which unfortunately led to this inaccurate result", the statement reads.
Despite increased efforts this year to tamp down the spread of fake news and hoaxes on their platforms, both Google and Facebook have long ways to go in solving the issue as the tragic shooting in Las Vegas over the weekend uncovered. "This should not have appeared for any queries, and we'll continue to make algorithmic improvements to prevent this from happening in the future". Alt-Right News on October 2 theorized that the actual shooter, Paddock, was probably a "left-wing nutjob" associated with a woman who "may or may not be a Muslim". But because that removal was "delayed", the company said, images of the incorrect story were captured and circulated online. The fake news was "algorithmically replaced by relevant results", Google said, "within hours". Several accounts pointed the finger at an "Islamic convert" who is actually a comedian beloved by the far right.
The Taliban are now said to claim more territory now than at any time since a US -led invasion overthrew their regime in 2001. Afghan officials said one Afghan woman was killed and 11 civilians were wounded in the Taliban attack.
Police have sealed over half of Catalan schools, designated as polling stations, for the now-banned independence referendum. Catalonia in the northwest of Spain is home to 7.5million residents and the country's second city, Barcelona .
The 6-3 wideout has had at least 1,400 receiving yards each of the last three seasons with 20 total touchdowns during that span. Limited all week in practice with a back injury, Jones suited up and caught the first pass of the game from Matt Ryan .
Rookie slot receiver Cooper Kupp has also had a big impact on the Rams, catching seven passes that each resulted in a first down. The Rams are coming off the best game of the young season thus far, a 41-39 win over the NFC West rival San Francisco 49ers .
Lagos-born Alex Iwobi scored during the " Arsenal For All" diversity day against Brighton at the Emirates. Arsenal make the short trip to Watford for their next Premier League fixture after the worldwide break.
Smart TVs from brands like TCL, Hisense, RCA and others that run Roku's Smart TV system have always been among CNET's favorites . As for availability , all of the new streaming players can be pre-ordered beginning today and will be available on October 8.
Barcelona went on to win against Las Palmas by three goals to nil but football was the not on anyone's mind. The victory gave Barcelona a five-point lead over Sevilla, which defeated visiting Malaga 2-0 on Saturday.
He joked on his Twitter feed that he would be joining "Injury FC" on loan for a couple of months but hoped to return stronger. Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy has confirmed that he will be out for months with a serious knee injury.
A statement from Manson's rep indicates he was treated at a NY hospital and plans to recover at his Los Angeles home. It was after he tried to reach the gun props that the whole thing came tumbling down on him.
Tesla Model 3 Production Off to a Slow Start
However, the company's quarterly results reveal that just 260 Model 3s were built in Q3 "due to production bottlenecks". Tesla called the third quarter "our all-time best quarter for deliveries " in an investor message posted online.
'We Will Have the Votes' for Healthcare Reform
Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) joined John McCain (R-Arizona) and Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) in opposing the bill Monday. Cochran's staff said that the Senator was recovering from a "urological issue" that is neither cancerous nor serious.
President Trump Will Visit Puerto Rico on Tuesday
Thousands more Puerto Ricans have received water and rationed food as an aid bottleneck has begun to ease. He went on to say, "They want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort".
Ukip: A timeline of the party's turbulent history
Waters, who has described Islam as "evil", caused chaos by standing, with senior party figures threatening to leave if she won. BBC political correspondent Ben Wright said Mr Bolton would be seen as the continuity candidate.
Edmonton Police investigate incidents as acts of Terrorism
Police identified the suspect when he got stopped at a checkpoint and his license showed that he was the owner of the Malibu. Officials tell ABC News that the suspect was speeding when he barreled through a police barricade and hit a police officer.
'PUK Loses Iran's Friendship after Kurdistan Referendum'
Iraqi Kurds overwhelmingly voted for independence in Monday's non-binding referendum , which has sent regional tensions soaring. On Friday, it also banned the transportation of refined oil products by Iranian companies to and from Iraqi Kurdistan.
Eagles-Chargers, Week 4
He has the weapons to turn it around in receivers Keenan Allen , Travis Benjamin , Tyrell Williams and tight end Hunter Henry . The more Lynn lets offensive coordinate Ken Whisenhunt open it up, the easier it will be for Melvin Gordon to run the ball.
Kohli slammed for 'selfish' act in fourth ODI
There's no confirmation whether the live telecast of Ind vs Aus 4th ODI will be provided on famous television channel DD National. India battling back strongly v Australia in Bangalore . 1992 - Rohit Sharma has aggregated 1992 runs in ODI cricket in India .