Officials at Alabama A&M University have shot down rumors of an on-campus sexually-transmitted disease outbreak this afternoon, following a viral message create by an anonymous Twitter account.
AAMU responds to bogus reports of STD outbreak on campus
WAFF reports on the development, which received several hundred retweets and shares from more than 100 followers following a tweet from @connect_aamu yesterday afternoon. According to university officials, an altered screenshot of the university’s website was the culprit of the false information and resulting reaction.
It is getting real out here. Wrap it up. #AAMU_RYS17
In a statement to WAFF, officials condemned the message and its impact.
This is an absolutely bogus message, improperly utilizing a format of the University’s webpage. No such statement has been issued by the University. Jerome Saintjones, Director, Office of Marketing & Public Relations.