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Your Facebook & Twitter Feeds Are Correct: Joe Paterno Dead at 85

January 22, 2012

By Gilbert Falso :: 12:30 PM

Joe Paterno Dead at 85Unlike last night, where false news of Penn State’s longtime football coach Joe Paterno’s death spread across social media like wildfire, the story today is much more sobering. Paterno has died due to complications from lung cancer.

Around 8:45 yesterday evening, false news from Onward State, a student run news blog covering Penn State, was catapulted through Twitter and Facebook, saying Paterno had died. CBS jumped on, and it took off from there. About 20 minutes later, the news was proved to be false, and in the aftermath, Onward State’s managing editor, Devon Edwards, resigned.

News about Paterno’s death:


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