Fake Paris Hilton tweet causes a stir online

Paris Hilton blames hoaxer for Nelson Mandela tweet {PARIS HILTON} has blamed an Internet hoaxer for faking a message from her Twitter account suggesting she had confused {NELSON MANDELA} with {MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.} Online bloggers were sent into a spin on Thursday night (05Dec13) when a screen grab of a message, purportedly from Hilton's account, appeared on the web in the hours after news of Mandela's death broke. The tweet, which reports suggested had been deleted from Hilton's page after a few minutes, read, "RIP Nelson Mandela. Your 'I Have a Dream' speech was so inspiring. An amazing man." However, Hilton has now spoken out to insist she didn't mistake Mandela for King, who delivered his famous 'I Have a Dream' speech in 1963, five years before his assassination, and insisted a prankster must have faked the tweet. In a post on the social networking website, she writes, "Whoever made that stupid fake tweet lacks respect to the loss the world is mourning right now. Same goes for all the blogs who ran with it." Where: United States When: 06 Dec 2013 Credit: Supplied by WENN.com **(WENN does not claim any Copyright or License in the attached material. Any downloading fees charged by WENN are for WENN's services only, and do not, nor are they intended to, convey to the user any ownership of Copyright or License in the material. By publishing this material, the user expressly agrees to indemnify and to hold WENN harmless from any claims, demands, or causes of action arising out of or connected in any way with user's publication of the material.)offline** - United States - Friday 6th December 2013 (1 Picture)

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