Why Drake’s Wikipedia Page Said He Died Over the Weekend

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Why Drake’s Wikipedia Page Said He Died Over the Weekend

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Allowing users to generate their own content comes with risks. BuzzFeed’s Community section allows anyone to upload content, and a recent article written by a user got so much attention that it ended up on the front page of Yahoo.com. The only problem? The article falsely claimed that Drake died in a car crash over the weekend.

Why Drake’s Wikipedia Page Said He Died Over the Weekend

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The post has since been removed, and BuzzFeed replaced it with an explanation of their Community section: “This post was created by a user and has not been vetted or endorsed by BuzzFeed’s editorial staff. BuzzFeed Community is a place where anyone can post awesome lists and creations. Learn more or post your buzz!”

Why Drake’s Wikipedia Page Said He Died Over the Weekend


But it was too late. For a while, Drake’s official Wikipedia page also said that he was dead. “On November 22, Drake was involved in a fatal car accident that injured two others in Los Angeles,” the Wikipedia page read. “He was pronounced dead on the scene at 9:58 PM.”

Why Drake’s Wikipedia Page Said He Died Over the Weekend


Many are attributing the hoax to 4Chan, but the threads in question have been deleted.

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