drake car crash

drake car crash

Drake Car Crash

It escalated. Someone wrote a Buzzfeed community post “reporting” Drake’s death in a fatal car crash, and that post fell into the Internet’s distribution machine — until the post was eventually deleted (the URL now displays an editor’s note explaining that “a BuzzFeed community user posted a false claim about the musician Drake to this space”). For a brief period of time, Drake’s Wikipedia entry said that the rapper died on Nov. 22:
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Drake Car Crash

DRAKE, N.D. – A 31-year-old man is dead following a head-on crash on Highway 52 near Drake, N.D., Tuesday morning. The North Dakota Highway Patrol said that the driver of an eastbound pickup crossed the center line around 8 a.m. and collided with a westbound semi. The pickup came to rest on the shoulder, and the semi left the road and jackknifed. The triple-trailer came to rest upright behind the semi. The driver of the pickup died at the scene. The semi driver was flown to Minot for non-life-threatening injuries. The crash shut down Highway 52 for three hours.
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Drake Car Crash

Everybody, even Drake, will die some day. But celebrities like Drake, the guy from Blue’s Clues, and a bunch of others seem destined to “die” in a social media hoax whenever the wind is right, and someone is bored. This isn’t even the first death hoax involving Drake — he was the victim of mildly successful death hoaxes at least twice in 2012.
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Drake Car Crash

Los Angeles, California—On early November 22, 2015, the rapper known as Drake to his fans and Aubrey Drake Graham to his loved ones passed away in a fatal car accident. A reckless driver whose name has not yet been released to the public and is alleged to have been driving under the influence crossed the median early Sunday morning and crashed head on into the rapper’s Lamborghini Gallardo, crushing the car and everyone inside. An unidentified female is also alleged to have been in the passenger seat. Graham was taken to the emergency room but was unable to be resuscitated. The female victim was declared dead at the scene.
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Drake Car Crash

In a now-deleted discussion thread, 4chan users planned the execution of “Operation Drake,” a hoax aimed at convincing the Internet that Drake had died. Earlier this week, it briefly worked.
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Drake Car Crash

Basically, here’s what happened: 4channers started posting comments on the official YouTube version of the Canadian rapper’s video for “Hotline Bling,” offering condolences for Drake’s (fake) death. Those comments were then voted “up” by those in on the joke, while comments indicating that maybe the whole thing was a hoax were voted down.
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Drake Car Crash

4Chan’s users have a long history of using the Internet’s speed against itself, to spread false information as far as it will go. Sometimes it’s funny; sometimes it’s malicious. But something about this Drake prank just feels so pedestrian, you know? Or maybe that’s The Intersect’s weariness with the Internet’s infinite capacity for spreading hoaxes.
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Drake Car Crash

The Intersect Did Drake die? No, that was — yawn — a 4chan hoax The inside track on Washington politics. Be the first to know about new stories from PowerPost. Sign up to follow, and we’ll e-mail you free updates as they’re published. You’ll receive free e-mail news updates each time a new story is published. You’re all set! Sign up *Invalid email address Got it Got it
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At the end of 2005, Bell was involved in a serious car crash in Los Angeles, one that left him with injuries to his neck and jaw, according to People magazine. Bell needed surgery as he recovered from that accident.

Published on Aug 3, 2017 | Under Car | By michael ellis
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