I love that my friends and family care enough about me to send me messages through Facebook, warning me of potential viruses that could destroy my life in one way or another. However, not every forwarded Facebook message is legitimate.

If you've ever copied and pasted the 'Sonia Disowns Rahul' virus warning, or have been on the receiving end of the message, you might have wondered whether or not it was for real. The answer is no, It's a hoax.

There are several version of the warning message floating around Facebook. The one I received read, "Tell all the contacts on your list not to accept a video called the " Sonia disowns Rahul" It is a virus that formats your mobile. It is very dangerous. They announced it on the radio today. Fwd this MSG to as many as you can.pass it on please."

People don't want horrible things to happen to their friends, so they're doing exactly what the message tells them to- they're copying it and sending to everyone they know. Except this isn't even a real thing.

Since March of 2016, there have been several versions of the 'Sonia Disowns Rahul' warning messages floating around Facebook, but according to Snopes and Hoax Slayer, there is absolutely no credible report that this video has ever wreaked havoc on anyone. If the virus really were for real and causing problems for people, you can be sure that local government officials and the media would be all over reporting it.

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