Celebrity Death Hoaxes, ExplainedCurated bySnopes
We have no shortage of death hoaxes to debunk. These are false announcements of the death of a public figure, usually on the internet. This form of junk news, designed to get gullible readers to pay attention because a famous person is involved, is often clickbait, if not an outright phishing scam, or, in rare cases, based on misunderstandings.
Look Out For 'Verified' Fake Twitter AccountsCurated bySnopes
Before Elon Musk bought Twitter, the platform only labeled users' accounts with a "blue checkmark" if they met certain criteria and could verify their identity. However, as of Wednesday, anyone could purchase the label for $8 — creating, what one user described as, a "free-for-all hellscape."