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Wired.com: Fake Wired.com runs fake Steve Jobs health scare story

Wired.com has been the latest victim of a fake story about Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ health.

A hoaxer created a page, which looked like part of Wired.com, featuring a report about Jobs having a heart attack.

“In this instance the hoaxer went to the considerable trouble of creating an image of a three-paragraph story, with such affirming attributes as my aforementioned byline, current time stamp, some excellent (genuine) related stories and the social bookmarking icons at the bottom — including an (unfortunately hoax) 201 Diggs,” writes the falsely bylined John Abell.

Interestingly enough, Abell learnt about the hoax through Twitter.

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Macworld.co.uk: SEC investigating Steve Jobs ‘unsubstantiated’ heart attack story

Questions over citizen journalism are raised, as the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigates the ‘unsubstantiated report’ that Apple CEO Steve Jobs suffered a heart attack, posted by “Johntw” on CNN’s iReport site on Friday morning – the story sent shares falling until Apple denied the rumours.