Julion Alvarez Dies? No, Fake ‘CNN’ Death Hoax Now Viral, ‘RIP Julión Álvarez’ Trends on Twitter

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
September 12, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Julion Alvarez wasn’t murdered, but what appears to be a fake Spanish-language website is claiming that he was.

The fake site, GrupoWallStreet.com, is titled as “CNN,” which appears to be an attempt to mislead people.

The article is titled: “Asesinan a Julión Álvarez saliendo de un restaurante.”

No mainstream media entities in Mexico or the US have reported on his death. And CNN definitely didn’t report on his death.

GrupoWallStreet has a number of fake reports, including one a few days ago saying singer Justin Bieber died. Bieber is still alive.

The website also has claimed in the past few days that Johnny Depp died, Juan Gabriel died, and Sinaloa cartel lord El Chapo Guzman died. None of these stories are true.

The fake website doesn’t appear to have a disclaimer, explaining what it’s all about. Websites that have false news generate revenue by getting their sensationalist stories to go viral, which then gets users to click and view ads on the page.

But on Twitter, the term “RIPJuliónAlvarez” was trending worldwide. A number of people apparently believed it.

The bogus article about Alvarez dying had tens of thousands of shares on Facebook.

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.