Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Died-Fiction!
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Died-Fiction!Summary of eRumor: An article claims that actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson fell 60 feet to his death from the Kauri Cliffs in New Zealand while filming a movie. The Truth: This hoax started with an article posted by a fake news website Global Associated News that went viral when thousands of people “liked” it on Facebook. Johnson responded on his Facebook page that, “Rumors of my death are false - Im still “Bringin’ It’ 24hrs a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year - including leap year!” Global Associated News reported the actor’s death in an article published April 8, 2014. A disclaimer that appears on the bottom of the website reads, “FAKE…. THIS STORY IS 100% FAKE! This is an entertainment website, and this is a totally fake article based on zero truth and is a complete work of fiction for entertainment purposes!” Despite the disclaimer, the story received more than 12,000 likes on Facebook as of April 8, 2014. Posted 04/08/14
A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:
Actor – Dwayne Johnson Falls To His Death In New Zealand
THIS STORY IS STILL DEVELOPING…
Actor Dwayne Johnson died while filming a movie in New Zealand early this morning – April 8, 2014
Preliminary reports from New Zealand Police officials indicate that the actor fell more than 60 feet to his death on the Kauri Cliffs while on-set. Specific details are not yet available.
The accident occurred at approximately 4:30 a.m. (UTC/GMT +12).
Additional details and information will be forthcoming.
New Zealand, in recent years has grown in populariaty as a backdrop for Hollywood producers because of it’s scenic and rugged landscape. Recent movies filmed in New Zealand include The Lord Of the Rings, King Kong, and The Chronicles Of Narnia.