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Clicks-hungry media warns Eire of ‘Russian ghost ship with CANNIBAL RATS,’ however Twitter’s not amused

Clicks-hungry media warns Ireland of ‘Russian ghost ship with CANNIBAL RATS,’ but Twitter’s not amused


An Irish information outlet has posted an alarming tweet warning {that a} cannibal rat-laden Russian ‘ghost ship’ is “heading for Eire.” Fairly than spark concern, the clickbait tweet has merely generated eye-rolls from Twitter customers.

Wednesday’s tweet from the Irish Occasions shared a hyperlink to a function about a few ghost ships at the moment at massive someplace on the excessive seas that might – possibly, probably, in the correct circumstances – wind up washing ashore alongside Eire’s coast. And the vessel of most concern is outwardly “an deserted former Soviet cruise liner [called] Lyubov Orlova” which is outwardly manned solely by rats who’ve a style for their very own.

The article even admits that the Irish Coast Guard believes the vessel has in all probability already sunk to the watery depths. 

The response on social media, although, might not have been what the outlet hoped for, with Twitter customers panning the alarmist message en masse as a blatant try by the broadsheet to show spectacularly tabloid with the intention to generate some profitable on-line clicks. 

“Extra click on bait – the Lyubov Orlova is not the one factor racing to the underside,” one individual wrote, whereas one other mentioned, “The Irish Occasions is turning into extra like The Solar on daily basis.” 

A number of individuals identified that if the rats are cannibals then, logically, after sufficient time there’d solely be one rat left – and in the event that they feast on their fellow rodents, then people needn’t fear.

The Irish Occasions article on a supposed cannibal rat-infested vessel comes within the wake of an unmanned ship washing ashore within the southwest of the nation, courtesy of Storm Dennis.

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