Eddie Murphy died! Owen Wilson was killed in a tragic snowboarding accident! Adam Sandler perished on a ski slope in Switzerland! The one thing all these stories have in common? They are completely fake!
These days we don’t know whether to believe the headlines we read online about the fate of our favorite celebrities. More often than not the stories are turning out to be false placed into the wild world of the Internet by some prankster.The stories become instantly viral as fans pick up the news and tweet it out to their social network. A bit of fact checking typically results in the news being relegated to the hoax pile.
Why do these stories spread so fast and why do fans believe?
The celebrity death stories are almost immediate hits across the Internet because they often have some help from a website that was created to specifically spread fake celebrity news. The website, Fakeawish, which generates the fake story based on the celebrity name and then posts it onto a fake news website. That website, Global Associated News, is a completely false news organization dedicated solely to the made up news stories. As soon as some unsuspecting fan reads it on the fake newsite and tweets it out to the world, the news quickly goes viral.
While the celebrity hoaxes may be fun for some, they are just plain mean tricks played on the family, friends, and fans of the stars.
What do you think of FakeAWish killing off our favorite celebrities?P
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