Don't believe everything you read on the internet.

Two news stories that have gone viral in the past week have both been either debunked or proved to be completely fictitious.

The first is a story about a couple who didn't leave a tip at a restaurant because the waitress was gay.  Turns out, complete hogwash.

The other story that has made national headlines refers to what has been called the "Knockout Game."  Reportedly, gangs of black youths were indiscriminately punching out defenseless citizens.  Also, a complete exaggeration of the facts.