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People think Maya Angelou just died thanks to Facebook


Read the headline, share the article. This is how old news gets circulated as new.

While it's not necessarily #FakeNews, old articles recirculating on social media is a longtime problem that has yet to see a solid fix. The internet's latest victim: author and poet Maya Angelou, who sadly passed on May 28, 2014. 

An NPR article announcing the news of her death from 2014 resurfaced on Facebook this week. Given the three-year anniversary of her death was on Friday, it's not surprising that people would share articles involving Angelou. But sometime in the past few days the NPR piece announcing her death was shared as new, and people who missed it the first time it came around just rolled with it. Read more...

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