'I was actually convinced WW3 was going to be declared' - Twitter reacts to 'media blackout'

'I was actually convinced WW3 was going to be declared' - Twitter reacts to the 'media blackout'

Queen Elizabeth II

Friday, December 30, 2016

Yesterday a fake BBC Twitter account claimed that the Queen had died, prompting widespread panic among Twitter users.

The hoax story lead to rumours of a media blackout being circulated, with many claiming that the media would not announce the death until 8am this morning.

Buckingham Palace has, thankfully, confirmed that the Queen is indeed still alive, but Twitter is still simmering over the hoax story.

View the reaction to the media blackout now we know the truth below