Miley Cyrus "Death" Hoax

Origin: Started as a scam on Facebook on July 19, 2014

1. The photo above was from her music video "Blonde SuperFreak Steals the Magic Brain"..the article photo with the headline "Shocking" Miley Cyrus found dead in her Los Angeles Home

2.Designed to trick people by clicking on it  and thinking it was an article about Miley Cyrus death but it was just to make the readers take an online survey.

3. Although the origin of the post can be traced back to Facebook, it's unclear who are the individuals behind it.

4. Motive: Because she is a well known celebrity, she will mostly likely again be the victim of these types of hoaxes, these are just bogus stories created to stir up social media especially the fans of Miley Cyrus.

5. News of this hoax made headlines, especially on Facebook and Twitter, people who were fooled into believing this was true, shard the link, created R.I.P Miley Cyrus fan pages, hashtags such as R.IP Miley Cyrus etc.

6. Miley Cyrus put the rumors to rest herself by  reactivating her Instagram account and uploading new pictures of herself.

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