When news of Charles being released from prison made headlines on June 6, people took to Twitter to express their shock and disbelief. Luckily, the news was just a hoax that went viral but check out what people had to say.
Is Charles Manson being released from prison? The world was terrified when this news circulated but it was a false report. But that didn’t stop people from tweeting how upset and scared they were that it could be true.
Charles Manson — Twitter Reaction To Hoax
The news made headlines all over the world but it was from a satirical news website called Empire News, it was wrong. They claimed it was due to overcrowding and people believed it. Here’s what individuals tweeted when they read the news:
Charles Manson was granted parole… Let’s discuss parole for my big homie… pic.twitter.com/sEbodiC22p
— ELISSE9⃣ (@imUggLee) June 6, 2014
I didnt see that coming: Charles Manson Granted Parole.
— Batcheeba (@Batcheeba) June 6, 2014
Watch out everybody Charles Manson is out of prison haha
— Trevor Manning (@trevormanning86) June 6, 2014
How is charles manson really out on parole? #america
— paigemarieૐ (@paigedavis422) June 6, 2014
Charles — How The Hoax Went Viral
This is what was written in the original fake article: “According to California Board of Parole Hearings Commissioner John Peck, prison overcrowding forced the prison board to re-evaluate prisoners that are elderly or those with serious illnesses.”
This unfortunately managed to trick people into believed it was true. Luckily it’s totally fake.
HollywoodLifers, did you believe this hoax too?
— Chloe Melas