Rumors That the Attackers Used PlayStation 4 to Communicate
Multiple news outlets have been reporting that terrorists might have used PlayStation 4 to plan the Paris attacks, through Sony's online service, PlayStation Network, which allows users to communicate with each other by voice or text. Much of that reporting stemmed from an article on Forbes.com titled "How Paris ISIS Terrorists May Have Used PlayStation 4 To Discuss And Plan Attacks."
But that article was debunked. Kotaku.com fact-checked the piece, namely the claim from the author that raids in Brussels after the attack turned up at least one PlayStation 4 console.
The author of the Forbes piece later told Kotaku, "This was actually a mistake that I've had to edit and correct. ... I misread the minister's statement, because even though he was specifically saying that PS4 was being used by ISIS to communicate, there is no public list of evidence list of what was found in the specific recent raids. I've edited the post to reflect that, and it was more meant to be about discussing why or how groups like ISIS can use consoles. It's my fault, as I misinterpreted his statement."
A correction on the Forbes article now reads:
"This post has been edited as it has not been confirmed that a console was found as a result of these specific Belgian terror raids. Minister Jambon was speaking about tactics he knows ISIS to be using generally. Evidence gathered in recent raids has not been publicly listed."
Rumors of Uber Surge Pricing in Paris After the Attacks
Multiple tweeters claimed Uber, the ride-sharing company, hiked rates through "surge pricing" in the aftermath of the Friday attacks. Many noted that Uber had previously raised rates, after a hostage situation in Sydney last year, and later had to apologize. But later on Friday, the company said it had not raised rates in Paris.