David Guetta, known for his massive tracks with numerous artists, has been killed in a car accident, dying on impact.
This is the news that is sending Twitter in a whirl, and fans into despair. It is also a hoax.
Website, TopNewsStories.com is infamous for the many factual reports and articles, inspired by user reports, that has become a crossroad for fact and fiction.
Although Guetta was reported in a minor accident earlier this week, the site reports his death as a “drug-influenced” catastrophe.
As a small disclaimer at the bottom of the page, TopNewsStories.com tells its visitors of the accuracy of its content.
“This story was dynamically generated using a generic ‘template’ and is not factual. Any reference to specific individuals has been 100% fabricated by web site visitors who have created fake stories by entering a name into a blank ‘non-specific’ template for the purpose of entertainment”.
Another site also reports that Guetta “has been dead in a car accident”.
Just a little bit more frustration for the reputation of the journalism industry.