Here we go again: Twitter rumor mill claims Hosni Mubarak is dead; Update: Hoax

http://twitter.com/#!/bdomenech/status/212551834009747456

Just got word that Hosni Mubarak has passed away. Can anyone confirm this? #occupy #ows

— Karim Walker (@shift_in2_turbo) June 12, 2012

Is this the source of the rumor?

https://twitter.com/MinInterEgypt/status/212553477371596802

https://twitter.com/MinInterEgypt/status/212551093161435138

The first tweet from this account appeared less than an hour ago. Forgive us if we’re just a bit skeptical.

The boss is skeptical too:

Regarding latest Twitter rumors about Mubarak death, this AP report says he's "stabilized"==>http://t.co/hwz7qEw1

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) June 12, 2012

Update: Domenech is backpedaling:

.@wrmead I'm now skeptical, this "official" Twitter account has no confirmation. http://t.co/ryPoNFLG

— Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) June 12, 2012

Twitchy conclusion: Hoax!

On the plus side, this gives Twitter a good opportunity to show off its sense of humor:

Or dead, if you believe other tweets. Pick one. RT @Reuters: Egypt's Mubarak stable after health fears: source http://t.co/o1oUKsx7

— Shashank Joshi (@shashj) June 12, 2012

We should ask @politifact whether he is truly dead MT @Doc_0 Mubarak has become the Schroedinger Dictator: he is either dead or not dead.

— Jacob Perry (@jacobperry) June 12, 2012

I've heard the phrase "to die a thousand deaths," but this is getting silly. http://t.co/3Dieo6y2 #Mubarak #NotDeadYet /via @TwitchyTeam

— sdog (@s_dog) June 12, 2012

 

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