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October 15, 2009

Hoax AMBER missing child alert swamps Twitter

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98b351-tweetsTwitter and Facebook have seen a deluge of hoax messages about an abducted child, according to security firm Sophos.

You’ve probably lost count of the number of times a friend or colleague has sent you an email about a supposed virus that will destroy your computer, or some other urban legend that’s about five years old yet is still doing the rounds.

You may even have tried to educate people about checking out the facts before simply forwarding emails, with varying success rates.

Now, Twitter and Facebook are fuelling the fake AMBER alert about a missing child. read more

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