The false post read, “Reports say that Steve Jobs has passed away. Stay tuned for more updates.”
Although the content was removed one minute later, it is still visible on the networking site due to all the retweets.
An apology was later posted: “Apologies- reports of Steve Job’s death completely unconfirmed. Live on,” followed by a tweet from executive producer Shira Lazar: “On behalf of all of us at @disruptgroup we sincerely apologize for the inaccuracy that was tweeted earlier today.-EP/ Host @WhatsTrending.”
Steve Jobs resigned from his position as CEO of Apple on August 24, saying he could no longer continue to fulfill his duties. He is known to have battled pancreatic cancer in the past eight years.