THE RUMOR: Kanye West is dead, killed in a “bizarre car crash in Los Angeles.”
TRUTH THRESHOLD: Sigh. You guys.
HOW THIS RUMOR GOT STARTED: Last night, some online pranksters concocted the below “front page of Fox News”:
Thanks to the speed with which news can travel around the Internet—and the seemingly insatiable hunger for dead celebrities sparked by the passings of Michael Jackson, Billy Mays, etc.—the story made its way to other forums, and “RIP Kanye West” quickly became a trending topic on the fake-news magnification service Twitter.
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