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Mom Told Her Child is Dead on Facebook

When family and friends recently offered their condolences to Patricia Quintana for the loss of her seven year-old son, Javier, she was confused. Quintana's son is very much alive, but when this Fullerton, CA. mom looked online she found 13 memorial pages dedicated to Javier on Facebook, with around 8,300 Likes on the most popular of these pages.

Quintana immediately informed Facbook and police in Fullerton. Investigators discovered that the rumor started when a schoolmate jokingly told another boy that Javier was dead. Believing she was serious, the 13 year-old boy created a memorial page for Javier on Facebook, and more people began to contribute.

Read the whole story (Huffington Post)

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