Morgan Freeman is not dead, and @CNN wasn’t wrong

If you saw your name among Twitter’s trending topics, would you assume you were dead? On Thursday, Twitter erupted with news that actor Morgan Freeman had passed away. Except he didn’t. He is very much alive. The @CNN Twitter account was blamed for passing on the news — except it didn’t. The network tweeted: “CNN did not report Morgan Freeman death. Rumor is false. CNN will aggressively investigate this

To read the full story, log in.
Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content.
Sign up today

Already a member? Log in here.
Learn more about Ragan Insider.