“Hillary Clinton dead 2023” : Politician killed by internet death hoax
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News of politician Hillary Clinton’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the March 2023 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the 75-year-old politician is alive and well.
UPDATE 25/03/2023 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Hillary Clinton death hoax spreads on Facebook
Rumors of the politician’s alleged demise gained traction on Thursday after a ‘R.I.P. Hillary Clinton’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the American politician’s passing:
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Thursday (March 23, 2023), our beloved politician Hillary Clinton passed away. Hillary Clinton was born on October 26, 1947 in Chicago. She will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page.”
Hundreds of fans immediately started writing their messages of condolence on the Facebook page, expressing their sadness that the talented 75-year-old politician was dead. And as usual, Twittersphere was frenzied over the death hoax.
Where as some trusting fans believed the post, others were immediately skeptical of the report, perhaps learning their lesson from the huge amount of fake death reports emerging about celebrities over recent months. Some pointed out that the news had not been carried on any major American network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a politician of Hillary Clinton's stature would be major news across networks.
A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (81%) of respondents think those Hillary Clinton death rumors are not funny anymore.
Hillary Clinton Death Hoax Dismissed Since Politician Is ‘Alive And Well’
On Friday (March 24) the politician's reps officially confirmed that Hillary Clinton is not dead. “She joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. She's still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet,” they said.
Some fans have expressed anger at the fake report saying it was reckless, distressing and hurtful to fans of the much loved politician. Others say this shows her extreme popularity across the globe.
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