It is possible to perpetrate a hoax by making only true statements using unfamiliar wording or context, such as in the Dihydrogen monoxide hoax.
Political hoaxes are sometimes motivated by the desire to ridicule or besmirch opposing politicians or political institutions, often before elections.
It has been suggested that Welles knew the schedule of a popular program on another channel, and scheduled the first report of the invasion to coincide with a commercial break in the other program so that people switching stations would be tricked.
Governments sometimes spread false information to facilitate their objectives, such as going to war; the "Iraq dossier" is an example of this; these often come under the heading of black propaganda.
"In Larimer County, there have been five reported Bigfoot sightings in history with the last one occurring in 2014.
It didn’t matter to me that actual, lifelong outdoorsmen like my grandfather thought it was utter crap, or that all I ever saw on my Boy Scout camp-outs were rain clouds and partially raw hot dogs.
But a big part of me still wishes that world was real, too.
Bigfoot is probably better off in the realm of folklore.
So until someone produces a body, I’m a Bigfoot atheist.
Swift predicted the death of John Partridge, one of the leading astrologers in England at that time, in the almanac and later issued an elegy on the day Partridge was supposed to have died.
Partridge's reputation was damaged as a result and his astrological almanac was not published for the next six years.