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Archbishop Desmond Tutu Is Not Dead

A Twitter account tweeted that Archbishop Desmond Tutu died, has been found to be a fake account.

Reports spread on Wednesday that the Nobel peace prize laureate had died at the age of 90 after the tweet was posted on Twitter causing shock among many.

It has since been revealed that the tweet was from a fake Twitter account.

News of Tutu’s death was broken on the account @BishopSMoreo, which claimed to be the official account of Johannesburg Anglican Bishop Stephen Moreo. This account was created in August with the first tweet being posted on Wednesday, according to Twitter.

Forty minutes after the tweet was posted the account claimed that it was created by an Italian journalist Tommasso Debenedetti.

A few minutes before the account was deleted it posted: "This account is a hoax created by Italian journalist Tommasso Debenedetti,” 

A search on Google revealed that the journalist is known for creating fake accounts and posting hoax messages.

Meanwhile, Archbishop Desmond Tutu who recently celebrated his 90th birthday is said to be doing well.

Source: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.timeslive.co.za/amp/news/south-africa/2021-10-20-italian-journalist-reportedly-behind-fake-archbishop-desmond-tutu-tweet/

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