‘Dance of the Hillary’ Virus Is A Hoax

A claim circulating around the internet purporting that a virus called the “Dance of Hillary” will ruin your phone is fake.

Article by Erica Abbot

According to Snopes, a warning message began to spread across social media that read:

URGENT: Tell all contacts from your list not to accept a video called the dance of the Pope [later Dance of the Hillary]. It is a virus that formats your mobile. Beware it is very dangerous. They announced it today on the radio. Pass on to as many as you can. It was announced on the radio in USA.

Of course, no such virus exists. A similar virus hoax story emerged last year, called the “Dance of the Pope.” The rumor claimed that opening the gif or video malware attachment using an app like WhatsApp would cause the person to lose their cell phone data.

These claims are, in fact, nothing but a hoax.

If a video of Hillary Clinton dancing is something of interest to you, however, take a look at the video from Clinton’s appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” guest starring internet star and the real winner of the second debate, Ken Bone.

 

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