Fidel Castro is a frequent target of social media assassins, and once again, rumors of his death are bouncing around the Twitterverse.

Announced by the Cuban government? Not so fast. Here are the tweets that started the latest Castro death rumor:

https://twitter.com/GobiernoCuba/status/236462856852365312

https://twitter.com/GobiernoCuba/status/236502979988058112

Castro has been out of the public eye since June, but the media have not reported on his supposed demise. While @GobiernoCuba claims to be an official Cuban Twitter account, it is unverified and has sent just a handful of tweets, most of them today.

Twitchy verdict: hoax.