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Fake News: There Is NO Penis Implant That Will Alert Your Cell Phone When Your Man Is Cheating

  • by: Maarten Schenk
  • (Sat, 20 Jul 2019 09:32:50 Z)

Is there some kind of "penis implant" from Apple or Microsoft that will alert your cellphone when you partner is cheating on you? No, that's not true: the story was put out by a well known fake news site in 2016 but it keeps going viral periodically.

The story originated from an article (archived here) where it was published by Now8News on June 14, 2016 under the title "New Penis Implant Will Alert Your Cell Phone When Your Man Is Cheating". It opened:

Microsoft and Apple have joined forces to cut down on infidelity, save marriages and keep people in relationships accountable for their actions. Together, the technology giants have created a "genital implant" that will alert your cell phone if your partner goes astray. It is called Commit-Tech.

Commit-Tech is a tiny chip that will be implanted at the tip of the penis on the man and the vulva of the woman. These two microchips will be synced together with an app that is installed on your cell phone. If at any time, one of these chips is involved in any sexual activity without the other chip, it will alert the partners cell phone that the other has been cheating.

Screenshot of http://now8news.com/new-implant-alert-cheating

The picture of the chip is actually a stock photo of a light sensor:

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There are no search results mentioning the technology on the website of Microsoft for "Commit-Tech" and the same goes on Apple's website.

Now8News is a fake news website that is part of a network of similar sites posting false stories all hosted on the same IP address (67.227.229.104). Notorious hoax sites in the network seem to include:

  • actionnews3.com
  • news4ktla.com
  • now8news.com
  • theracketreport.com

We wrote about now8news.com before, here are our most recent articles that mention the site:

About the author:

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.

Read more about or contact Maarten Schenk

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