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    4chan Tried To Trick People Into Thinking You Can Catch Ebola From Doritos

    The embarrassingly bad hoax attempt originated from 4chan, of course.

    Last night, 4chan contributed to the rumour mill by attempting to convince the internet that Doritos factory workers had caught Ebola.

    Of course, Ebola has not been found in any Doritos factory.

    But that didn't stop some 4chan users mocking up news stories and fake tweets from news organisations such as CNN and Fox claiming factory workers had tested positive for the deadly disease.

    The rumour originated on 4chan’s /b/ thread, where users shared their poorly mocked up tweets and stories.

    The mock-ups claimed “thousands of bags” of the popular snack had been infected.

    Now i dont have anything to eat with my mountain dew #EbolaInDoritos #ebola #eboladoritos

    Erik Ramos@ya_boi_erikFollow

    Now i dont have anything to eat with my mountain dew #EbolaInDoritos #ebola #eboladoritos

    4:20 AM - 03 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    The fake stories said "floor manager Chris Poole" of a Doritos factory in Columbus, Ohio, had tested positive.

    Chris Poole is of course not a factory manager, but the founder of 4chan.

    The 4chan users then began sharing the stories on Twitter with the hashtag #EbolaInDoritos.

    Ebola has contaminated my favorite snack. #EbolaInDoritos

    Dalton@MiddleNamesSethFollow

    Ebola has contaminated my favorite snack. #EbolaInDoritos

    4:12 AM - 03 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    They later suggested using just #Ebola as it would “bring even more people".

    One Twitter user, Hannah Leone, immediately called out 4Chan when the rumour began last night.

    4chan is trying to spread some shit rumor about ebola. If you see the hashtag "#ebolaindoritos", it's horseshit.

    Hannah Leone@PunchingYouFollow

    4chan is trying to spread some shit rumor about ebola. If you see the hashtag "#ebolaindoritos", it's horseshit.

    3:01 AM - 03 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Leone was then immediately trolled by 4chan users.

    If you're curious who to thank for this shit rumor, try these folks. A friendly 'fuck you' to #ebolaindoritos

    Hannah Leone@PunchingYouFollow

    If you're curious who to thank for this shit rumor, try these folks. A friendly 'fuck you' to #ebolaindoritos

    3:04 AM - 03 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    People in on the joke then continued to rally together trying to convince people that the rumour was true.

    Also, a fine round of applause for rumormongering goes to these 4channers. #ebolaindoritos

    Hannah Leone@PunchingYouFollow

    Also, a fine round of applause for rumormongering goes to these 4channers. #ebolaindoritos

    3:06 AM - 03 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Hours later, they were still trying.

    #EbolaInDoritos is serious. Oh god. I thought it was a joke!!

    FredrickVonSpook@DraikonusFollow

    #EbolaInDoritos is serious. Oh god. I thought it was a joke!!

    5:32 AM - 03 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    How could these #EbolaInDoritos workers be so fucking stupid to not take a sick day.

    Casey Miller@Taco_FarmerFollow

    How could these #EbolaInDoritos workers be so fucking stupid to not take a sick day.

    5:05 AM - 03 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Even now, six hours later, they are still attempting to make people fall for their hoax.

    Guys, I just ate a bag of Doritos, is this #Ebola ??! #EbolaInDoritos ?!?!

    Jackson M. Canny@jacksonmcannyFollow

    Guys, I just ate a bag of Doritos, is this #Ebola ??! #EbolaInDoritos ?!?!

    9:35 AM - 03 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Doritos infected with Ebola? #EbolaInDoritos

    Christian Allen@ChalnessFollow

    Doritos infected with Ebola? #EbolaInDoritos

    9:27 AM - 03 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Wow 3 people in a Doritos factory tested positive for Ebola, and hundreds of thousands of bags could be infected. #EbolaInDoritos

    Prophet @Migzilla718Follow

    Wow 3 people in a Doritos factory tested positive for Ebola, and hundreds of thousands of bags could be infected. #EbolaInDoritos

    7:56 AM - 03 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Thankfully, very few that actually believed it.

    Instead, hundreds of thousands of people saw a screengrab of the hoax in action on Imgur instead.

    So don't worry! Go forth and eat all the Doritos you want! Bathe in Doritos!

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