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Nelson Mandela Victim Of Another Twitter Death Hoax

This weekend, people on Twitter got yet another reminder not to believe what you read on Twitter without confirming with an outside source.

Nelson Mandela has become the latest victim of a celebrity death hoax on Twitter, with the network abuzz with the false information that the former South African president had died in his sleep.

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In The Wake Of The Te’o Scandal, Redskins Players Duped By @RedRidnH00d

Looks like Manti Te’o isn’t the only football player who’s been femme-fooled online.

According to the NFL, at least four players on the Redskins were duped during the 2012 season by a hacker posing as a woman sending them messages online and hoping to meet them in person.

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Hoax Tweet Sends Twitter Into Tizzy And Police On Goose Chase

Wouldn’t it be hilarious to send a tweet pretending an intruder was in your house?

Sure, if you don’t mind being the talk of Twitter (and not in a good way) and potentially facing charges for your deception.

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