“I’m on holiday and I’m not dead”: Rebekah Shelton is victim to Twitter’s latest death hoax

How one tweet spawned multiple false headlines. 

Former Big Brother contestant Rebekah Shelton has been subject to a Twitter death hoax which saw publications such as Mail Online, Metro, The Sun, Evening Standard, and BBC Newsbeat reporting that the 32-year-old star had died. A single tweet sent from her verified account prompted the reports, with seemingly no publication attempting to corroborate the news.

Online publications have changed their headlines since Rebekah posted a video on Twitter condemning the hoax, with NME’s...
source: New Statesman

2018-01-12 18:17
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