Skip to comments.Fake Twitter account claims Thatcher dies [NOT DEAD]
Posted on 08/14/2012 1:20:23 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets
A fake Twitter account tried, and briefly succeeded in, spreading the word that former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher had died.
Continue reading Thatcher, dubbed the "Iron Lady," remains alive, though.
Just after 3:30 p.m., a Twitter account called @OfficialSkyNews tweeted 10 times that Thatcher had passed away. However, that account has no official tie to Sky News, and the 10 tweets that the user sent out were the only ones affiliated with the account.
Shortly thereafter, the @OfficialSkyNews Twitter feed changed its username to "John Pennington," then "Dean Sutton." On the third change, the user protected his or her tweets.
The two official Sky News accounts, belonging to the English news agency, are @SkyNews and @skynewsbreak.
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Next they’ll be telling us that Eddie Murphy didn’t die in a snowboarding accident.
It’s Paul Ryan’s fault. If he hadn’t closed the NHS to keep all the money for Bain Capital, she’d be alive today. (I am making just as much sense as Debbie Whatshername Schlitz.)
“Dies” is a verb. If a person is dead, they are no longer capable of...well....verbs.
I read it on FR and then posted on FB! Are you saying we can’t trust FR???
I always wondered why Latin had a verb form, "I die". You hardly ever say that truthfully. Your point, of course, is that the verb "to die" cannot be used in the present tense. Yet Nero used it that way.
I’m saying it’s Paul Ryan’s fault!
Wudda made an interesting death pool ...
Fooled Drudge. He had it as a “Flash” not long ago.
Just a flesh wound...
Beware the the Jubjub bird, and shun the frumious .... “banner only”.
This reminds me. Something’s gotta happen big in the news right away to distract from the momentum that Romney has right now. It’s seems to always happen whenever obamster needs public attention to be distracted.
She got betta. < cough>