BREAKING NEWS Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has passed away at the age of 86 after prolonged illness. More details as we get them—
John Pennington (@OfficialSkyNews) August 14, 2012
That’s a fake account, with zero followers. That was retweeted almost 2,000 times in 10 minutes. Rest in peace tweets swiftly followed suit, as quite a few people, including Jake Tapper, fell for it.
The last Thatcher death hoax was just a few months ago. How many more times will Thatcher “die”?