Many people were led to believe by false TikTok news that the Nike Tech Fleece meme youngster, who served as the product’s model, had passed away. This is untrue, though.
People now frequently turn to social media as one of their primary information sources. As a result, some false information from questionable sources has been circulated online.
One such story is about a young person who recently modeled for Nike.
Nike Tech Kid is not dead
The Nike Tech Fleece youngster became viral online right away after being made into a meme. He was mentioned in jest as being in every Nike advertisement.
On December 20, speculations stated that the Nike Tech student had reportedly passed away. It all began when TikTok discovered an unsubstantiated news report stating that he committed suicide.
Investigators came to the conclusion that the suicide of the notorious “Nike Tech youngster” at 20:34 was caused by their parents’ acrimonious divorce, which fit the circumstances, according to the description.
People readily fell for this despite the fact that it was bogus news spreading online. It is hard to tell if there ever was a purported news item because neither the headline nor the author are listed in search results, and the name of the purported news website is purposely omitted from the film. These facts demonstrate its reliability.
It’s crucial to remember that misleading information can harm actual individuals.
Always Look for A Reliable Source
It is encouraged that you always look for reputable sources before participating with a post given that social media has emerged as one of the primary places where people turn first to locate a story.
Most of the time, among reliable news, people have a tendency to share postings or allegations that have not been validated, which spreads false information.
As a result, we advise users to always verify the information’s source before liking, commenting on, or sharing it with others. Checking to see if the information has been covered by another outlet or trustworthy source a few hours or a day later is another approach readers can use. Continue fact-checking if it isn’t represented in other outlets, but be cautious as it can be fraudulent information.
Then, if the supposed story was captured in a “screenshot” or “screen recording,” try Googling the title and the author’s or journalist’s identity. It doesn’t exist if nothing shows up.
Last but not least, satire websites are another ploy that might deceive unwary readers. The over-the-top articles and headlines in satire and humor-driven tales are simply satire and not genuine, yet occasionally readers are deceived by them.
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How to report posts
We strongly advise you to report any posts that you know for a fact are bogus and disseminating false information by taking the actions outlined below:
Listed below are the procedures to take if you want to accomplish it on Twitter:
- Navigate to the Tweet you d like to report.
- Tap the icon located at the top of the Tweet.
- Select Report Tweet.
Do the following to report something on Facebook:
- Go to the post you want to report.
- Tap in the top right of the post.
- Tap Find Support or Report Post.
- To give feedback, tap the option that best describes how this post goes against Community Standards. Tap Next.
- Click submit
Follow these procedures to report someone on Instagram:
- Click on the three dots on the top right of the post
- Select Report
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To report on TikTok, take the following actions:
- Select the video you want to report
- Click on the arrow that appears in the bottom right corner of the video
- Select Report from the options that appears
- Choose Misleading from the options
- Click on submit
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