5th Doctor

Peter Davison Victim of Internet Death Hoax

Sometimes you read something on the Internet, and you end up wondering just what the world is coming to. A case in point is the Peter Davison death hoax, perpetrated by a bunch of utter idiots over the weekend.

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Basically, it goes like this: a Twitter user faked a tweet from @BBCDoctorWho on their Tumblr page, as illustrated above. Then:

So, someone who should have their hands removed around electronic equipment typed on Tumblr that former Doctor Who actor Peter Davison had died (he hasn’t, of course.) This falsehood was then perpetrated by other fools – the kind that should clearly by receiving special counseling for their issues – and spread across the World Wide Web.

Fortunately there are some sensible people in the world, and the rumour was debunked despite thousands of retweets. This sort of idiocy, however, needs tempering.

I suddenly see the point of The X Factor. If it stops morons from thinking creatively, bring it on!

(Via TravelersToday.)



Christian Cawley

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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.


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