Un faux compte Twitter de ministre trompe des journalistes

19 Mai, 2017, 23:18 | Author: Lucrece Courtet
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Journaliste italien habitué des "hoax", Tommaso Debenedetti a répandu, jeudi 18 mai, la rumeur du décès du prix Nobel de littérature 2015 Svetlana Alexievitch, à partir d'un compte Twitter usurpant l'identité de Françoise Nyssen, tout juste nommée ministre de la Culture. L'information est rapidement reprise par plusieurs médias, dont Le Figaro, qui " alerte " ses lecteurs sur leur smartphone (le site a rectifié et présenté ses excuses depuis). Heureusement pour elle, l'Auteure est actuellement en pleine santé et voyage en ce moment à Séoul.

Une information en réalité fausse, émanant d'un compte Twitter n'étant pas celui de Françoise Nyssen, comme l'a confirmé au HuffPost le ministère de la Culture.

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Après vérification, le quotidien a publié un rectificatif à 11h55 dans lequel les rédacteurs précisent: "Il s'agit d'une usurpation d'identité. La maison d'édition, contactée par Le Figaro, confirme qu'il s'agit d'un faux compte". Une belle illustration des dangers de faire trop vite confiance aux réseaux sociaux.

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