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An internet scam saying pop star Miley Cyrus is dead went viral on social media, leaving fans in shock.

The fake report says the songstress died due to drug overdose.

The Facebook post via The Epoch Times reads : “{SHOCKING) Miley Cyrus Found Dead in Her Los Angeles Home! Country singer Miley Cyrus found overdosed this afternoon in her Los Angeles home.”

According to the website, the link claiming that the Wrecking Ball singer is dead is actually a bogus site, which redirected the users to another Facebook look alike website.

The news got more base as the Adore singer hasn’t posted anything on her Instagram account since 18 July, Hollywood Life reported.

Reportedly, the website also contacted Cyrus’ representative to know the 23-year-old songstress’s whereabouts.

“She is aware of the death hoax and thought it was actually pretty funny. By not responding, she thinks it is that much more of a joke because people are continuing to believe it,” a source close to the star told Hollywood Life.

Below are some fan reactions after the Miley Cyrus death hoax.

Images of Britain’s breakfasts failed to make their way onto the internet this morning after Facebook collapsed, sending the interwebs into social media withdrawal.

Anyone visiting Zuck’s site was shown the following message:

Distraught Facebookers resorted to social media methadone – or Twitter, as it’s otherwise known – to make sure the world knew about their anger.

Some twits suggested the problem was due to an Anonymous DDoS attack, although this cannot be confirmed.

The (terrible) Aunties

Posted by pakin On June - 4 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

They are everyone’s least favourite aunties. They are out and about and they act as if no one else matters. No they have their own Facebook page

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The (terrible) Aunties

They are eveyone’s least favourite aunties. They are middle-aged or senior women, but still quite healthy for their age. They are out and about and they act as if no one else matters.

They push their way into public transport vehicles before the departing passengers can leave. Once inside, they put their belongings on adjacent seats, forcing other passengers to stand. At 7-Eleven stores, they cut into paymentqueues, using their age as the excuse. They also like free things and will take as much as they can.

Now they have a Facebook page devoted to their inconsideratebehaviour. It called “Manut Pa” or “The Aunties” (https://www.facebook.com/KhunPaaaa) and it was opened in March to let people share images or experiences in dealing with these aunties. Many photos are uploaded with the faces overlaid by cartoon masks. It now has over 43,000 likes on the page.

The administrator of the Manut Pa page posted that one of its members went to a bank and got his queue number but when his turn came, a woman appeared out of nowhere, trying to talk the teller into serving her. Luckily for him, another teller saw what was happening and served him.

Amporn Benjapolpitak, director of Rajanukul Institute of the Department of Mental Health, said Thai society had changed. Many people are aware of their rights and they are unwilling to let others take advantage of them, even though they are theirelders or seniors.

She believes Thai people are still generous to the elderly but they might not yield to the aunties who looked healthy and acted in aselfish way.

Line, FB, Google urged to censor

Posted by pakin On May - 30 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Ministry will once again ask Facebook and Google in Singapore this weekend to cooperate with Thai authorities in blocking provocative articles and posts.

The ministry hopes to secure their cooperation now the country is controlled by a junta. Previous attempts to get the social networking site and internet search giant to remove provocative content when the country was run by an elected government failed.

Pol Maj Gen Pisit Pao-in, an adviser to ICT permanent secretary, said senior ICT Ministry officials will travel to Singapore to discuss the issues with executives of Facebook and Google on Saturday.

The ministry also plans to meet Line’s executives in Japan, he said Thursday after a meeting with representatives of 19 internet service providers.

Pol Maj Gen Pisit admitted he had personally met Facebook and Google’s executives five times, and met Line executives in Japan three times, when he served as commander of the Technology Crime Suppression Division. But the discussions failed to yield any results.

“As the ICT authority commanded by the National Council for Peace and Order [NCPO], we hope to get improved cooperation from them,” he said.

The ICT Ministry will ask Facebook and Google to only block provocative content of particular accounts or webpages.

Pol Maj Gen Pisit insisted the ICT and Thai authorities have no intention to block any international internet gateway or social media accounts.

The 50-minute Facebook blackout on Wednesday occurred because traffic to Facebook overloaded the servers and internet gateways of local ISPs, leading to a service disruption, he said.

“The shutdown resulted from a technical problem,” he stressed.

Criticism on other social media outlets erupted after the Facebook blackout from 3.50pm to 4.40pm on Wednesday.

The brief outage came a day after the NCPO said it had set up a panel to monitor internet traffic. However, the coup-makers denied the military played a role in the shutdown.

Pol Maj Gen Pisit also said technical glitches on social networking media sites could happen in any country.

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