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Fake tweet says Fidel Castro dead

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro is dead, claimed an unverified rumor that spread like a forest fire throughout micro blogging site Twitter on Monday.

social-media Updated: Jan 04, 2012 14:56 IST

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Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro is dead, claimed an unverified rumor that spread like a forest fire throughout micro blogging site Twitter on Monday.



A photo that purported to show the 85-year-old dead in a coffin accompanied the message, The New York Daily News reports.



But according to Euronews, the claim is not true, and may actually be an attempt to spread a Trojan horse computer virus.



This is not the first time Castro supposedly died.



An e-mail with the subject, “Fidel is Dead,” was spread online in August 2011. It included a video, which apparently infected computers when played.



Twitter is often used to spread fake death claims. Jon Bon Jovi was another recent victim, causing the New Jersey rocker to post a photo on Facebook to prove he was still alive.

First Published: Jan 04, 2012 13:27 IST

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