Famous recording artist, singer and actress Miley Cyrus has contracted HIV AIDS.
Hoax or Fact:
This is a message that went viral on social networking platforms like Facebook and Twitter. It claims that the famous singer and actress Miley Cyrus has contracted HIV AIDS and requests social media users to spread campaigns to help her. Fortunately, that's not the fact!
The source of these messages, as reported by BuzzFeeD.com, is from anonymous users on 4chan.org, who came up with this #CureForMiley campaign. 4chan is an image-based bulletin board where people can post comments and share images. The anonymous users created fake screen shots of articles of credible websites like CNN and Fox news and have even come up with fake images of tweets by celebrities. The 4chan users even created a Facebook page for the cause, as in to “cureformiley,” requesting fans to support the young singer.
The anonymous users' motive was to trick the Internet into believing that Miley Cyrus has contracted HIV. They even shared a document that mentions some recent incidents in Miley's life and give a (false) conclusion that she has contracted HIV. The claims are simply hoax created by the pranksters on 4chan; Miley Cyrus has NOT contracted HIV AIDS.
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