Drake is not dead despite a nasty #RIPDrake hashtag trending on Twitter

Fans can breathe a sigh of relief as contrary to multiple claims on social media site Twitter, Drake is alive and well. Yesterday November 14, a fake hashtag, #RIPDrake became the number one trending Tweet in the U.S. crossing 20 000 retweets. Many shocked users began to spread erroneous information. This is not the first time that a fake celebrity death has dominated social media sites, like when it was claimed that Chuck Norris had passed away.

It got so out of control that Twitter had to add a disclaimer stating that Drake was alive. They took action by pinning a message at the top of the #RIPDrake trend, which stated: “No, Drake is not dead. The rumors arose after users began to share photoshopped images of articles saying the rapper had died”:

 

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Posted by Ashley Wiltshire Monday, November 16, 2020 8:27:00 AM

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