How did Lewis Hamilton die

"Lewis Hamilton is dead": 2008 Formula 1 world champion victim of a death toll

The fake news about the death of the 36-year-old British racing driver, which was distributed on Sunday evening via the news service Twitter, provoked a hitherto unprecedented violent reaction from the media. But don't worry, Lewis Hamilton is still in excellent health.

Addendum from 05/24/2021: It seems that the rumor is unfounded. (learn more)

Since Sunday (May 23), a rumor launched on Twitter about the alleged death of Lewis Hamilton has caused heated reactions on social networks.

Global rumor, the Twitter effect

All sorts of information, true and false, are disseminated on the Twitter network. The most banal as the most terrible. Many personalities have already been victims of false death rumors that are spreading like wildfire on the Internet. Yesterday it was Lewis Hamilton who was brought underground by a "deadly" tweet.

“Lewis Hamilton passed away. RIP. "

It all started with this message: “Lewis Hamilton has passed away. RIP. ”, Published on Sunday, May 23, 2021, around 2.15 p.m., on the well-known microblogging site. This rumor immediately starts the machine. An hour later, a second tweet follows: "Lewis Hamilton dead. The relatives confirm. ”The effect of this message was reinforced by the fact that this second tweet referred to the Necropedia page with a link (the corresponding entry, however, says that Lewis Hamilton is not dead).

According to reports, the racing driver's death was "officially denied" by confidants.

The false news is then immediately spread by some radio stations and other media around the world. It took until late Sunday evening until the actor's spokesman reportedly made a somewhat taciturn statement in which the "death of Lewis Hamilton was officially denied".

According to a survey by Celebrity Post, 58% of Hamilton fans are indifferent to these rumors.

The fans are reassured. Twitter is a fast information medium, but you have to be more and more vigilant.

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