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I first heard of the media term “kuryente” while I was working for the Daily Globe in 1991.
Apparently it meant believing some story as fact or truth, when you are being taken for a ride.
As a blogger I try to check things before I put it out there, but I’ve had kuryente before, like when I believed Brangelina were at Boracay Shang, according to a very “reliable” source. Ngek.
Yesterday I posted a very moving letter from a 24-year-old man named Dave who had cerebral palsy and supposedly died of pneumonia.

David Rose

Tonight I found out both Dave Rose and his sister Nichole, who took care of him—both deleted their Twitter accounts as well as his blog and his Facebook page.
Earlier this evening I was chatting with my friend Juan about gadgets for people on wheelchairs, when I stumbled upon this site where a deadringer for Dave Rose was featured. Except his name is Hunter Dunn.

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I searched Twitter, which finally led to this site:

I don’t understand why people do these things—make up stories online and pretend to be people they are not.
Apparently the American press hasn’t been informed yet. I can still see news items on Dave Rose updated two hours ago from big news agencies.
Let’s wait for an update on this weird internet hoax in the next few days.

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