Facebook has once again become the inadvertent launchpad of another celebrity death hoax campaign, luring fans of celebrity couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie within the network to click potentially harmful links not a day long after the news of their divorce has hit mainstream media.
Facebook, Twitter, Google, and Microsoft have taken up the mantle to curb harmful speech on their platforms. The latest company to join this cause is Instagram, the popular image-sharing social media network among teens.
Here’s a Facebook phish which uses the incredibly old technique of blurring the supposed page underneath the login prompt. This is supposed to tantalise victims with what they could see if only they hand over login details. This tactic has been around from Facebook and Tumblr all the way back to Myspace, most typically in the form of the infamous “See who visited your page” type scams of yesteryear.