“Tsai Ing-wen dead 2020” : Taiwanese president killed by internet death hoax

Tsai Ing-wen is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of politician Tsai Ing-wen’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the August 2020 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the Taiwanese president is alive and well.

UPDATE 08/08/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Tsai Ing-wen death hoax spreads on Facebook

Rumors of the politician’s alleged demise gained traction on Thursday after a ‘R.I.P. Tsai Ing-wen’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the Taiwanese politician’s passing:

At about 11 a.m. ET on Thursday (August 06, 2020), our beloved politician Tsai Ing-wen passed away. Tsai Ing-wen was born on August 31, 1956 in Taipei. 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 63-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 Taiwanese network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a politician of Tsai Ing-wen's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (64%) of respondents think those Tsai Ing-wen death rumors are not funny anymore.

Tsai Ing-wen Death Hoax Dismissed Since Politician Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Friday (August 07) the politician's reps officially confirmed that Tsai Ing-wen 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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