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Do not create hoax articles on Wikinews. They are a form of site abuse, and though we do not allow them to be published, they are a nuisance for site administrators and reviewers to dispose of.

Articles about newsworthy hoaxes (For example, Bush attendance at Australia CEO conference a hoax) or which are not known as hoaxes at the time (e.g. George H. W. Bush to attend Sydney CEO conference) are potentially valid topics for article publication on Wikinews. However, articles which attempt to pass off false information as fact are not permitted and will be deleted on sight.

If you find an article that looks like a hoax, tag it with {{hoax}} and report it on Wikinews:Admin action alerts. Provable hoaxes may be deleted without discussion as they are unverifiable. People who repeatedly create hoax articles will be blocked for disruption and vandalism. Additionally, creating hoaxes is incivil since they are a deliberate attempt to play with other people's assumptions and are deliberately perpetrated.

If an article you wrote was tagged as a hoax and it is not, please provide sources showing it is not. If it is a hoax, consider requesting deletion as above.

If you find a hoax within an article that has been published for at least a day, follow the instructions on {{correction}} to mark the article or remove it at once.