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Rumor Control: Reports of Man Spreading HIV Intentionally Are A Malicious Internet Hoax
Mar 5, 2013 14 By NewsOne Staff
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It has been proven that Isaac Don Burks, 31, the man viciously accused of purposely infecting hundreds of men and women in the Tri-State area with HIV, is the victim of a malicious internet hoax, reports The Examiner.
Read more from the Examiner:
The news report from an NBC affiliate in New York circulated the web via blogs claiming that police were searching for a man named Isaac Don Burks for intentionally spreading HIV in the NY Tri-State area. Over the weekend the story spread like wildfire via blogs, Facebook, Twitter, even Michael Baisden and Steve Harvey shared the “story”. On Monday, the original source was called into question when the link being shared redirected to an Augusta news site.
The original source came from a fake site made to look like the NBC New York 4 website. The slight difference was in the domain. The real NBC affiliate’s domain is www.nbcnewyork.com the fake site used www.nbcnewyork4.com. The original story url still shows up in Google search as http://nbcnewyork4.com/news/local/fugitive-wanted-for-intentionally-spre… yet you no longer go to the original report. Instead, when you click on the link you are directed to an Augusta story about the same man, but for a different incident in 2010 involving identity fraud and forgery.
Because more versions of the hoax continue to be spread online, The Examiner contacted the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Veronica Lewin, Assistant Press Secretary for NYC’s Health Department answered the inquiry and assured the public that the allegations levied against Don Burks are, indeed, false.
Local authorities had issued a $100,000 reward for information leading to Burks arrest. New York City Health Department spokesperson, Kate Caraway, said at the time that she’d never seen a case so severe and widespread:
“We want to make sure that anyone who may have injected drugs with , who may have had sex with him, does come forward and get tested,” she said to a local TV station. “We want to make sure that they’re not spreading the virus to anyone else.”
Since the story spread like wild-fire on social media, Don Burks issued his statement the same way — via Facebook:

The identity of the person who started the rumor and perpetuated the hoax is unknown at this time.

16 Responses to THIS IS BIG

  • LadyWoW says:

    no dat sad. See how rumor can mash up people life.

    Suppose dis man lose him job. Him Family sake a some dumb f—,

  • Observer says:

    suh all di fassy ole deh weh sen enn em descriptive battyman encounter a liad to den?

  • Foxy says:

    Met you should put up his picture with the post as you are really attempting to clear his name along with the face. I’m sickened by this. I know LMAO came on and said it appears to be a hoax and I did some research and found that it appeared more a hoax than factual since the mainstream media weren’t broadcasting it and the link was a redirect. It was even shared by Steve Harvey and many prominent people in the black community. I feel for the guy but yeah, I think you should associate the face with clearing his name.

  • kia NUNYABIZNIZ bubblez says:

    bwoy sum ppl really evil & wicked!!! dem too igle & free fi siddung an mek up such a vile lie pon di man name all include pic smdh

  • Anonymous says:

    Wait…. I thought they couldnt put anytying on the internet that wasnt true….. I read that on the internet.

  • eyez says:

    I read that graphic story the other day here on the pink wall. it had me thinking bout it till all this morning, then I read this… This type a thing can ruin lives…nuff ole wicked people out there!!!

  • Yep! says:

    MAJOR LAWSUIT FOR DEFAMATION OF CHARACTER

  • Jules says:

    Don Burks pissed off somebody and dem teck it to a level. People wicked iyah.

  • MURASAKI says:

    Jules, fi real, I dont think they just pulled his name out of a hat, somebody really out to get this guy…SMH, in this world dont even know what to believe anymore. I think they can track down the exact place where the website was created or the email address associated with it. Cyber bullying to a whole different level. Even this facebook thing some kids in my school told me that classmates would set up fake facebook accounts and use their pics then would email classmates some butt shot or breast shot and pretend to be that person. Cyber bullying …

  • PhantomPhoenix says:

    Me need fi see more credible sources discrediting the story before me go ‘poor soul’ . ANYHOW…. MANY other male and female are out there passing on HIV/AIDS to unsuspecting people…So the hoax serves as a warning to we hard ears people.

  • LMAO says:

    you don’t say

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous…..nex thing yu a guh come tell wi say yu is a French Model…..lol, lol, lol…

    “Wait…. I thought they couldnt put anytying on the internet that wasnt true….. I read that on the internet.”

  • Anonymous says:

    State Farm® – State of Disbelief (French Model)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmx4twCK3_I

    ……lol, lol, lol

  • sweet says:

    PEOPLE TOO EVIL, WICKED AND VINDICTIVE, GOD NAH SLEEP. WHEN THEY WERE BUSY DIGGING HIS HOLE, I HOPE THEM REMEMBER TO DIG FI DEM OWN TOO.

  • THINKING says:

    THE ONLY THING HE’S DENYING IS WHERE THEY SAID HE’S DELIBERATELY GIVING ALL THESE PPL HIV……..HOWEVER FROM WHAT I SAW ON HIS FB………..HE SEEM TO B HIV POSITIVE AS WELL AS GAY……………SAYING THIS TO SAY THAT THERE IS SOME TRUTH TO THE STORY MAYBE IT WAS EXAGGERATED A BIT…

  • LOL says:

    never rush to judgement….. 90% of the information u read is given to you on a silver platter and only 10% of people will actually research the authenticity…

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