No, Harry Potter megastar Daniel Radcliffe has not tested positive for the coronavirus — but that didn’t stop people falling for the hoax story on social media Tuesday.
Several prominent Twitter users retweeted the fake news, including the New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman, before realizing that the spoof “BBC News” tweet was false.
Daniel Radcliffe does not have coronavirus but NYT’s Maggie Haberman retweeting this fake bbc news story pic.twitter.com/Y0tUp1QxJk
— Xavier Zapata (@xavierzapata) March 10, 2020
fell for a fake “BBC Breaking News” account saying Daniel Radcliffe was sick with the coronavirus because it was posted in a DM and I didn’t scroll far enough down to see it was fake