false rumor

See: canard
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Some said the report that the Emperor was wounded was correct, others that it was not, and explained the false rumor that had spread by the fact that the Emperor's carriage had really galloped from the field of battle with the pale and terrified Ober-Hofmarschal Count Tolstoy, who had ridden out to the battlefield with others in the Emperor's suite.
But he offered some generalities about who propagates false news: A false rumor cascade was more likely to begin with a young, unverified account with a small number of followers.
SM Entertainment filed charges against the person who spread the false rumor online.
But according to Laha Magazine, in a press release, Diab's press office firmly denied the news of a health-scare, stating that the star was absolutely shocked by the false rumor.
Demonstrators said they were furious over what they deemed a false rumor, saying it had helped fuel violence in Bani Walid and stir up tribal enmity.
You remember [section] 23-50-104, circulation of false rumor injurious to bank?
Mido made a sensational claim on Tuesday that his Wigan teammate tried to spread a false rumor about the former's alleged outburst at being benched in the 1-1 draw with Zambia.
You can't sue the telephone company because someone called up all your friends and spread a false rumor about you.
The false rumor captures the pitfalls journalists encounter when they ignore the by-the-book approach Kalb so sternly advocates.
The letter goes on to declare that these rumors are not true, that publishing a knowingly false rumor is in itself defamation, and that while Cruise is not gay himself he "does not disapprove of people who lead a homosexual lifestyle.
Horner, a notorious rake who starts a false rumor that he is a eunuch in order to gain the confidence of suspicious husbands.
of his "wrong understanding" of the country caused by "the false rumor spread