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False Rumor: Margaret Thatcher has died


Twitter was buzzing with news of the death of Margaret Thatcher. This tweet was retweeted nearly 700 times.

French newswires reporting that Margaret Thatcher has died.

— David Cochrane (@davidcochrane) May 9, 2012

Rumor: False.!/hunterligon/status/200292385706610688

Took me less than 30" to ascertain where that Thatcher rumor originated from, anyone could do it. Hint: Don't casually RT celeb death news

— Asteris Masouras 正义 (@asteris) May 9, 2012

@LisaDeP @bethanyshondark I've seen nothing on Brit news sites.

— Sean Hackbarth (@seanhackbarth) May 9, 2012

Worrying complacency, happens every time RT @julesmattsson Oh dear, lots of journalists taken in by fake account on Thatcher death report…

— Asteris Masouras 正义 (@asteris) May 9, 2012

Margaret Thatcher isn't dead. That french news feed deleted the tweet.

— Brandon Kiser (@Kiser) May 9, 2012

CNN has spoken to #Thatcher official spokesperson, she is alive and well. Rumours incorrect.

— Gill Penlington CNN (@GillPenlington) May 9, 2012

Another Twitter hoax put to rest.

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