CNN and Facebook Donate Money to Boy Pierced with Metal Pole Photo - Internet/Facebook Rumour

2 Jun 2013 - Article No: 1734. Filed under: General | Internet/Facebook Rumour

His parents don`t have enough money to pay the expenses so CNN and Facebook are agreeing to pay half the cost so please dont ignore EVERYTHING counts
1 like = 20$
1 comment = 50$
1 share = 100 $

This above image of a child with a rod protruding from his torso is circulating Facebook along with the assertion that CNN and Facebook will pay a certain amount towards the medical expenses if you share, comment and like the photo.

However the assertions are entirely false, and the continuation of a much older hoax that asserts companies such as Facebook will donate money based on the amount of interaction certain content receives on Facebook. However this is completely untrue. Facebook does not donate money to children or charities based on the number of shares or likes an image receives.

Whilst the photo is real, it was taken in 2009 and shows Mihir Kumar who fell from the roof of a house and was caught on an upturned metal pole. Mihir underwent surgery soon after which successfully removed the pole from his torso. The Daily Mail article can be seen here.

Past hoaxes in this genre have been known to use photos of sick or disabled children in hospital stolen elsewhere on the Internet.

It is vital that Facebook users neither Like nor Share the photos. These hoaxes are commonly used by ”Likewhore Pages” to help accumulate fans. Such Pages are often used to make money for scammers who sell the Facebook Pages. We discuss how these scams work here.

Facebook never donate money based on this sort of interaction so never share or like these photos.

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