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Angry social media users flooded the hospital's switchboard and social media accounts after a cruel post went viral on social media.

The post identifies the user as Brittany Jill Michael, a nurse at Mass General. The post features a meme that shows gun violence victim Cannon Hinnant.

The meme reads: "Free Bike! I got this bike from my neighbor who don't need it no more. Has some red stains on it."

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Cannon, 5, was shot in the head at point blank range while riding his bicycle in his own yard in Wilson, North Carolina on Aug. 9.

Police arrested 25-year-old ex-convict Darius Sessoms a day later at a private residence in Goldsboro NC. He was charged with first-degree murder and ordered held without bond.

The Facebook post fired up conservatives who called the hospital demanding to know if the Facebook user was a nurse on staff there.

Mass General updated the hospital's Twitter account to confirm the Facebook user is not a an employee, and they are working with Facebook officials to identify the user.

The Facebook account has since been deleted.

"This individual does not work at Mass General. We recommend that you report the profile to Facebook, as we have done. We are working with Facebook officials and the appropriate authorities to identify the person or people who are responsible for this hurtful message."

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hoax

Were you fooled by the guy who claimed he was blocked on Facebook because of his name, "Phuc Dat Bich"?

I mean, come on. How could you fall for that one?

The guy admitted his prank in a Facebook post last night.

He said his hoax taught him not to trust the news media who gets most of their stories from social media nowadays.

He wrote: "It goes to show that an average joe like myself can con the the biggest news sources with ease."

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Victoria Wilcher

The story of a 3-year-old dog bite victim getting kicked out of a Jackson, MS KFC was a hoax, according to published reports.

The story went viral on Facebook last week after the girl's aunt wrote a post claiming the child and her grandmother were asked to leave a Kentucky Fried Chicken location because her facial scars scared the customers.

The scam resulted in "the family bilking the public and professionals for more than $135,000 in cash, as well as gifts and free surgeries," writes the Laurel Leader-Call.

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