Reports that actress Miranda Cosgrove was arrested for prostitution are false. Rumors that the “iCarly” and “Despicable Me” star was arrested earlier this month stemmed from a parody news video. According to Snopes, the fake claim originated in a video shared by NotThis News, a parody Twitter account. “Miranda Cosgrove is in custody today,” the parody video claimed. “The ‘iCarly’ star was arrested at a truck stop last night for prostitution.
A video purportedly showing a massive supercell spinning in the sky over South Dakota is a digitally-manipulated fake. A real photograph of a supercell storm from 2015 was turned into a gif animation by continuously looping the image—making it appear as though the supercell is actually moving and swirling in the night sky. According to Snopes, the digitally-manipulated video was shared by several Facebook pages and quickly went viral.
Halloween and all things spooky may still be a few months away, but that hasn’t stopped the internet from sharing some truly terrifying pranks One example is a photo that purportedly shows a scarecrow made out of a human corpse. The skeletal scarecrow, however, was not part of any grisly discovery—it is actually an eerie Halloween prop. According to Snopes, the convincing prop originally appeared on the House of Marrow blog in May 2012 in the “Props” category.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".