You’ve probably all seen the fake Morgan Freeman quote about the media turning killers into famous, household names going viral on Facebook and Twitter and all the other major social media networks out there. It’s so famous, it caught the attention of Mashable. The story is mainly about the wrongful attribution, then followed by a close look into the original source of the message.
The hoax talks abut the Newtown, Conn., school shooting, saying that in most cases people know the name of the killer, but have no clue about those of the victims. Labeling a shooting or another as the one with the highest death toll or the youngest victims would only make another psychopath want to top it. It then states the perpetrators should remain anonymous and forgotten when covering such news. Continue reading
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