Extra like “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Liar.”
A faux Twitter account claimed Tuesday that “Harry Potter” actor Daniel Radcliffe had fallen sick with coronavirus. The bogus account, with deal with @BBCNewsTonight, hyperlinks again to an outdated BBC.com web page and is not affiliated with the British information group.
Reps for Radcliffe, 30, guarantee The Submit that the rumor is “not true.” The unique tweet has since been taken down however had garnered greater than 1,000 likes by Tuesday afternoon.
The frenzy over the faux information comes as concern of coronavirus mounts. By Tuesday, with the reported case quantity at greater than 118,000 worldwide, many public figures got here out with constructive take a look at outcomes. In New York Metropolis, for example, the Port Authority’s government director Rick Cotton grew to become the state’s 142nd affected person.
Many caught onto the Radcliffe ruse Tuesday and famous that the account appeared to be hiding replies calling it out.
Radcliffe was wholesome sufficient to debate how little of his fortune he spends in an interview for James O’Brien’s podcast “Full Disclosure” this week.
“I don’t do an enormous quantity with my cash,” he informed O’Brien. “Man, I’m actually dangerous at being well-known.”