Skip to comments.Twitter Hoax Claims Body Fond In Burned Cabin Belonged To A Female, Not Christopher Dorner
Posted on 02/13/2013 5:12:40 PM PST by mnehring
The day after killer cop Christopher Dorner was presumably killed following a firefight in a rural California cabin, conspiracy theories have swept Twitter asserting that the charred body found in the burned cabin did not belong to Dorner, but to an unidentified female.
A Twitter hoax quickly gained traction on Wednesday, stating that a burned body found in the remains of the cabin did not belong to Christopher Dorner, but rather to an unidentified female. The hoax quickly swept Twitter under the guise of a fake screengrab from CNN. In the fake image, CNNs news ticker was edited to read Police: Charred remains are not Dorner. Body found confrimed [sic] to be female.
The image quickly gained traction on Twitter after being shared by several Twitter accounts related to Anonymous, including @YourAnonNews and @Anon OpsLegion. Despite the misspelling of the word confirmed on the fake image, many seemed to buy into the hoax due to its association with Anonymous and a false endorsement from CNN.
I just thought CNN had messed up royally, lol
It's a shame. I kind of liked him.
Newspaper delivery woman?
Read an article which quoted police that the ruins were still too hot to search but that was hours ago. Someone on here posted last night that it was a female. I don’t believe everything people post anywhere unless it comes from someone in the know and then I have my doubts. I do not watch any tv news.
There are always going to be hoaxes and lies.
The only value to Twitter is measuring American stupidity not sentiment, let alone sagacity.
I saw on reddit there is another one regarding a Howard Stern hoax call to a TV station during the shootout claiming to be a person there. It has been edited and passed around as ‘proof’ the police deliberately set the fire. Trying to find the story again.