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IN Celebrities ON 16 Aug, 2016
The usage of social media, Twitter, in particular, is popularly increasing because there are not only informative sites but also entertaining sites available. If people do not access these sites, they sometimes receive notifications on their screen.
But it is very important for the people to know that not every site is trustworthy. Sites tend to create some false information only to attract people and increase their views and interestingly sometimes misconception leads to it.
Among all, putting up hoax of the death of the celebrities is the most popular act done by using hashtag #RIP and here is a list of a few.
Her death hoax was not initiated on purpose but was mistaken with the death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and opponents began spreading the hashtag #nowthatchersdead, which was misread by many.
His death rumor was notable because many people wish he was actually dead and also a large percent of his fans are active on twitter started reacting immediately.
Her death hoax took place more than once. The recent rumor spread on August 14, 2016.
His death hoax has to be noted because it was the legitimate source that initiated it.
"RT @CNN: Breaking News: actor Morgan Freeman has passed away in his Burbank home," the tweet read.
She was reported to be deceased after falling off the cliff in the year 2009.
He was rumoured to be dead in a terrible snowboarding accident in 2010.