Don’t trust everything you read on Twitter. And shame on whoever thought the death of a world statesman admired by millions was the perfect opportunity to embarrass Paris Hilton.
Messages are being spread by breathless fans of Justin Bieber that the pop star has died in a car crash. The posts, which are being shared on Facebook and Twitter, claim to link to a breaking news story.
But with a little tinkering, you can make it Zaphod Beeblebrox who dies instead…
Get your real news from real news websites. Don’t trust Google or your Facebook friends, as they may be sharing links and stories that simply aren’t true.
Despite what you may have read on the internet, Mickey Rourke has *not* died in a snowboarding accident.
Many Twitter users have repeated the “news” today about the death of Mikhail Gorbachev, the former Soviet statesman.
Let’s not let the truth get in the way of a good story..
Hackers have spammed out an attack, posing as pictures of the death of Libya’s Colonel Gaddafi.
The messages pose as photographs from the AFP news agency.
Dressing-gown wearing octogenarian is not dead, despite internet rumours. In fact, he’s lying in bed with his new Playmate girlfriend.
Do social networkers take enough care when rushing to find breaking news?
Christian Slater has not died in a snowboarding accident, despite what you might have read on the internet. Check out our (incomplete) list of other people who haven’t died.
Read more in my article at Naked Security.