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Bill Cosby On His Most Recent Death: Please Stop, It Isn't Funny [Video]

Bill Cosby On His Most Recent Death: Please Stop, It Isn't Funny [Video]

by Brad MerrillAugust 7, 2010

One bad thing about Twitter is that it is a huge medium for misinformation.  So many people see an interesting tweet, instantly believe it, and retweet it, without fact-checking anything.  That’s exactly what happened recently when Bill Cosby was reported dead for the fourth time.

He’s not dead, of course, but thanks to the guy who tweeted it, everyone thought he was.  Cosby’s family and friends called his house in tears to find out if he was okay.  The person behind this clearly does not understand how upsetting this is.  “I just wanna say to friends of that person,” Cosby said in a CNN interview, “just tell him to stop because it isn’t funny.”  

If you’re going to spread news like this on Twitter, check your facts first.  Retweeting the original tweeter is fueling a fire you don’t want to fuel.  Think about how hard this must have been for the Cosby family.

Update:  The video seems to be blocked for embedded players.  Click here to watch it on YouTube.

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Brad Merrill
Brad Merrill is the founder and former editor of VentureBreak.