Baylen Levine is not dead. The YouTuber was caught up in a gruesome car accident hoax that took over social media.
Social media has become one of the usual places where fake news has managed to dominate. Since people don’t have control over what others post, misinformation mostly comes in.
With this in mind, it is important to always look for reliable sources.
Who is Baylen Levine?
Baylen is a social media influencer with millions of followers on platforms like TikTok, Instagram and more.
He started making videos in 2017 with most of his content focused on vlogs and prank videos.
He even collaborated with other influencers and that helped him gain more followers. Now he has 1.5 million on Instagram, 3.98 million on YouTube, 4.9 million on TikTok and 121.8 million on Twitter.
He’s not dead, car crash hoax exposed
News that he was involved in a car accident began on YouTube when several channels reported on the YouTuber’s death after a car crash.
Some even added fake images of car crash scenes as thumbnails to make the whole incident seem more believable.
After YouTube, some people on TikTok started sharing the same news and even talked about missing Baylen. It wasn’t long before these posts went viral and confused people.
In reality, the YouTuber is alive and well in 2023. In fact, he even tweeted a few hours ago. Though he didn’t comment on the fake death news, it appears Baylen is busy focusing on his career.
Always look for a reliable source
Before interacting with a post, we ask that you always check that the information comes from a reliable source.
If you come across a post that is spreading misinformation, report it immediately.
Depending on your platform, do the following:
If you want to do this on Twitter, follow the steps below:
- Navigate to the Tweet you want to report.
- Tap the icon at the top of the tweet.
- Select Report Tweet.
To report on Facebook, do the following:
- Go to the post you want to report.
- Tap at the top right of the post.
- Tap Find Support or Report Post.
- To provide feedback, tap the option that best describes how this post violates Community Standards. Tap Next.
- Click Submit
To report on Instagram, follow these steps:
- Click the three dots at the top right of the post
- Select Report
Follow the steps below to report on TikTok:
- Select the video you want to report
- Click on the arrow that appears in the bottom right corner of the video
- Select “Report” from the options presented
- Select “Misleading” from the options
- Click Submit
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