As for “fail” videos like this one, be suspicious: Who wears a helmet to an ice bucket challenge? Robin Williams did not film a goodbye video just before his death.An unusually unprincipled scammer has been circulating a post on Facebook that claims Williams filmed a last-minute cellphone video before he died and that the BBC has the exclusive footage.
The only rules are that no high government official can be murdered and the other is that no weapons such as rocket launchers are allowed.If you're on a computer, your Flash player might be disabled, missing, or out of date. CA Purge: Rumors of a so-called “real-life Purge” in Detroit, Michigan and the San Francisco Bay Area in California are circulating online.The rumors are similar to the ones going around about Louisville, Kentucky and Jacksonville, Florida.That’s not as exciting, but it sometimes works out just fine.So, rather than take down each and every undeservedly viral story that crosses our monitors each week, we’re rounding them all up in a quick, once-a-week Friday debunk of fake photos, misleading headlines and bad studies that you probably shouldn’t share over the weekend. Lawless, amoral teens are not rioting in cities across the U. The so-called “Louisville Purge” sounds like a bad movie plot … The rumor, which began with a “joke” tweet from a Louisville teen last week, is ripped directly from the 2013 horror movie “The Purge” — in which, for 12 hours, people can commit any crime without consequences.Source: Poster Planning: the Live Police Talk: Louisville Purge: Threats of a violent crime outbreak on Friday evening — based on the movie "The Purge" — are being taken seriously by police.
Police in both Louisville and Jeffersonville, Ind., said they are aware of the "Louisville Purge" threats circulating on Twitter and will have officers ready to respond.n the movie, a mob kills people during a fictitious 12-hour period where all criminal activity becomes legal.
Facebook isn’t starting a “drug task force.” A story Monday on National Report — one of those arguably unfunny sites that Facebook now marks with a “satire” tag — convinced thousands of panicked stoners that the social network would soon begin monitoring their posts and private messages for references to drugs. A number of rumors — some of them started on established hoax sites, like Huzlers and Empire News — suggest that people have either died, developed hypothermia or suffered head or neck injuries while performing the Ice Bucket Challenge, an uber-viral social media stunt on behalf of ALS charities.
The story claimed, among other things, that Facebook planned to “work directly with the Drug Enforcement Agency” to “put away the bad guys.” But of course, like everything else on National Report, it’s false. In reality, there’s only one verified report of an injury from the current iteration of the challenge: Four firefighters in Kentucky suffered serious burns when the hose they were using to spray college students for the stunt got too close to a power line.
Check out this tweet from The Courier-Journal this morning: Have Louisvilles (sic) Purge Anarchists already hacked the Gannett giant?
Is it just a total coincidence that Insider Louisville’s Internet has been down much of the day?
“The Purge is a popular horror movie,” Alabama police patiently explained on Facebook on Tuesday after getting “numerous calls” from frightened residents.