Fake photo of dead Fidel Castro

Fake photo of dead Fidel Castro

Havana : Cuba | Jan 03, 2012 at 8:48 AM PST
Views: Pending

A fake photo of Cuban leader Fidel Castro, showing him dead went viral on internet. The picture was uploaded on Twitter on Monday, January 2. The image showed 85-year-old Castro lying dead in a coffin. According to The Blaze, Business Insider blogger Joe Weisenthal first noticed the fake picture on Twitter.

The fake picture of dead Fidel Castro was circulated to spread the Trojan computer virus, reported The Blaze.

Follow @pijushmitra on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook.

1 of 1
Fake photo of dead Fidel Castro
Fake image of dead Fidel Castro
Pijush Mitra is based in Kolkata, Bangla, India, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
Report Credibility
  • Clear
  • Share:
  • Share
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear

News Stories

  • Fake tweet says Fidel Castro dead

      NY Daily News
    Twitter was abuzz Monday with claims that Castro, the revolutionary who took over Cuba in the 1950s until handing control over to his brother in 2006, had died. The message was accompanied by a photo that purported to show the 85-year-old dead in a...
  • Castro 'laughs' off Twitter rumors of death (AFP)

      Xtra News
    Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro is "laughing" off rumors about his death that went viral on Twitter, an official Cuban blogger said Tuesday. "Fidel Castro studied, analyzed and is laughing at the rumors on Twitter," wrote Yohandry Bloquera on his...
  • Cuba criticizes Twitter for Fidel death rumor

      AP Online
    Cuban media has criticized the social networking site Twitter for facilitating the spread of a rumor that former Cuban leader Fidel Castro had died. An article on the state-run Cubadebate Web site accused Twitter of allowing a user to...
  • Fidel Castro death rumor shows paradoxes in Cuba

      The Christian Science Monitor
    For instance, Fidel Castro didn't die, despite the trending on Twitter earlier this week. But, if you're nonetheless curious for something to read on the world's most inaccurately foretold death, Fernando Ravsberg obliges over at The Havana Times,...
  • Cuba criticises Twitter over Fidel rumours

      The Age
    An article on the state-run Cubadebate website accused Twitter of allowing an account holder with the sign-on "Naroh" to start the rumour on Monday from an Italian server, then quickly deactivate the account. It said Twitter then helped spread the...
  • Cuba blames Twitter, seemingly hapless Spanish tweeter, for Castro death ...

      Washington Post
    An article on the state-run Cubadebate Web site said that the rumor is just that a rumor. The article accused Twitter of spreading the story by allowing Castro's name to become a trending topic on the site, even becoming fourth-most popular in the...





More From Allvoices

Report Your News Got a similar story?
Add it to the network!

Or add related content to this report

Most Commented Reports

Use of this site is governed by our Terms of Use Agreement and Privacy Policy.

© Allvoices, Inc. 2008-2014. All rights reserved. Powered by PulsePoint.