Lauren Bacall Alive? Nope, Fake ‘Death Hoax’ Article Goes Viral

Lauren Bacall died on Tuesday, according to numerous reports.

The Associated Press reported that Bacall died Tuesday at the age of 89 in New York. Bacall’s son Stephen Bogart also confirmed her death.

However, there was an article going around from Media Mass, saying that she died.

Media Mass later changed the entry to saying she died.

The site describes itself as “satirical” in nature.

“The website mediamass.net is the medium of our satire to expose with humour, exaggeration and ridicule the contemporary mass production and mass consumption that we observe,” it says. “Also it will not only mock the producers (mainstream media, journalists) as it is common when questioning and criticizing mass media, but also the consumers as one cannot exist without the other. Sensationalism, lack of verification of information, ethics and standards issues are only symptoms of the actual social and economic order. This is particularly obvious when observing the role of social networking sites in spreading rumours.”

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