28 Oct '15, 12pm

No sense of humour. Pfft. Why are we such a sensitive society.

SINGAPORE - A publicity stunt for the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops III first person shooting has come under fire, after its official Twitter account started spreading fake news about a terrorist attack in Singapore. At about 1am on Tuesday morning, the official Call of Duty account (@CallOfDuty) changed its name to "Current Events Agg." and started sending out tweets, and live reporting about an attack. The first tweet, which said, "BREAKING NEWS: Unconfirmed reports are coming in of an explosion on the North bank of the Singapore Marina.", was sent to its 2.9 million followers. It was followed by several photos of a city in destruction, followed by descriptions of the explosion site, as well as updates about the situation, including this one: "UPDATE: Singapore Authorities have officially announced a state of emergency and declared martial law". https://twitter.com/Ca...

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