The iPhone 6 is NOT contaminated with the Ebola Virus. However, a hoax posted by satire website Daily Buzz Live, has led many social media users on Twitter and Facebook, to believe the hoax.
By its own admission, Daily Buzz Live features a mix of articles that are ‘inspired by real news events’ with reports that are complete fiction.
The story went viral after Apple announced that more than 10 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones were sold in the first three days of release.
According to the fake iPhone 6 story, several of the phones were infected with the virus at a factory in Sierra Leone. The report also suggests that the Ebola virus was spread to several people in the United States who had purchased the devices.
The story has been shared on the website by more than 126,000 Facebook users and 500 Twitter users. Here is the message being sent out to Facebook profiles.
The website claims to have received the iPhone 6 Ebola outbreak information from Fox News. However, there is no such report from the major news network.
As always, remember to check the disclaimer on news websites you have never heard of before. Satirical websites are a dime a dozen these days, yet they are still managing to trick millions of social media users into sharing their obviously fake content.
By James Kosur
Source: Business 2 Community