Hoax Alert: Caitlyn Jenner Was NOT Awarded Nobel Prize For Courage

Fact Check

  • by: Maarten Schenk

Caitlyn Jenner once more became the subject of an internet hoax today. Right after another hoax website claimed she wanted to be called Bruce again, now she has apparently been awarded the Nobel Prize for Courage, for "fostering awareness and acceptance of the transgender community".


This story is obviously bogus for two reasons:

  1. There is no such thing as a Nobel Prize for Courage (only for Chemistry, Literature, Peace, Physics and Physiology or Medicine)
  2. The story was reported by fake news website usatoday.com.co, a website that tricks users into believing they are on usatoday.com

Lead Stories' Trendolizer™ constantly scours social networks worldwide for hoaxes and real news about Caitlyn Jenner. Scroll down to see the latest.

  Maarten Schenk

Lead Stories co-founder Maarten Schenk is our resident expert on fake news and hoax websites. He likes to go beyond just debunking trending fake news stories and is endlessly fascinated by the dazzling variety of psychological and technical tricks used by the people and networks who intentionally spread made-up things on the internet.  He can often be found at conferences and events about fake news, disinformation and fact checking when he is not in his office in Belgium monitoring and tracking the latest fake article to go viral.

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