Singer Tina Turner becomes a victim of death hoax due to fake YouTube video
Tina Turner is not dead, the singer is alive and well in 2023, but a death hoax about her has been going around on the internet.
Social media has become one of the trending places for breaking news and this has allowed fake news to sweep in and take control.
Unfortunately, with many people interacting with posts, it has now become hard to differentiate between what’s real and what’s not.
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The rumors about Tina being dead started after people came across a YouTube video that had a title that read: “8 minutes ago! Music Queen Tina Turner dies at the age of 83. The pain is too great.”
The post was made by a YouTube page that goes by the name Celebrity Biographies. At first, one would be convinced that the post is indeed real.
However, if you scroll through the page you would notice that the YouTube user is known to have clickbait headlines and has reported on several death hoax stories.
Other celebrities who have been a victim of death hoaxes by this page are Whoopi Goldberg, Kate Winslet, Will Smith, and more.
Always look for reliable sources
Given that people do not have control over what is posted on social media it is important to look for authentic sources before interacting with any post.
In most cases, these would be people who are verified by different social media platforms. However, if you do come across any information that you are certain is false, we urge you to report it immediately.
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How to report posts on social media
You can report posts on social media by following the steps mentioned below:
If you wish to do it on Twitter, follow the steps below:
• Navigate to the Tweet you’d like to report.
• Tap the icon located at the top of the Tweet.
To report on Facebook, do the following:
• Go to the post you want to report.
• Tap in the top right of the post.
• To give feedback, tap the option that best describes how this post goes against Community Standards. Tap Next.
To report on Instagram, follow these steps:
• Click on the three dots on the top right of the post
To report on TikTok, follow the steps below:
• Select the video you want to report
• Click on the arrow that appears in the bottom right corner of the video
• Select ‘Report’ from the options that appears
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