Every few years, some wacky doomsday cult comes along and claims the apocalypse will end the world as we know it.
And apparently, the same catastrophic paranoia has caught on to Twitter, because users are FREAKING OUT over a rumor that the social media site will be shutting down next year!
Speculation that the site would be shutting down in early 2017 over cyberbullying and abuse was enough to generate the hashtag #SaveTwitter, which sent most users into full fledged panic mode.
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Naturally, the negative reaction had users full of fear, denial, and anxiety over the idea of losing worldwide communication and instead having to interact with people IRL (gasp!) — and ignited waves of GIF reactions capturing the mixed bag of emotions.
Don't worry, reps for Twitter have assured outlets there is no truth to the rumors, and the site will go on as long as people have things to say. But just like those doomsday cults, internet users aren't bothering to check the facts before injecting themselves in the faux-firestorm.
Ch-ch-check out the most hilarious reactions (below)!
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