Someone has created a fake BBC News page that reports that the swine flu virus has mutated into something that turns the victims into zombies after they die. Here is the fake Zombie Swine Flu page. It looks authentic as long as you do not look at the address bar. The link was tweeted and people retweeted it because they want to pass on the joke to friends. But it was flagged in Tweetmeme as a genuine BBC News story and it went unchecked so many people thought it was real and retweeted it. As of this writing, more than 500 people have retweeted the link.
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