World Desk, Tech for FTCP, Paris
Updated Mon, 16 Nov 2020 10:39 PM IST
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The radio station apologized for the incident and blamed the technical problem for it. Tweeted the official Twitter handle of the radio station, 'We apologize to the people concerned and also apologize to those who follow us and trust us. We are trying to overcome this problem. '
? A technical problem has resulted in the publication of numerous obituaries on our French site.
We are working to rectify this serious bug, and we apologize to all concerned as well as those who follow us and put their trust in us. https://t.co/Bf6q3kFkbG
– RFI English (@RFI_En) November 16, 2020
The celebrities who mistakenly circulated the death toll by the RFI include former US President Jimmy Carter, Cuban leader Raul Castro, actress Sophia Lauren and Bridgit Bardot. All these celebrities are between 80 and 90 years of age. Apart from this, RFI also carried the news of the death of the famous French businessman Bernard Tapi (77). Let me tell you that fake reports of Bernard Tapi's death have already been released.