Micro-blogging site Twitter has been flooded with bogus tweets and pictures over the weekend claiming to show family members desperately looking for loved ones after the London Bridge attack on Saturday.
Seven people were killed and 48 injured after terrorists drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge and then stabbed revelers in the nearby Borough Market area on June 3rd.
While Londoners took to social media to tell others they were safe, some used the opportunity to create fake posts to harness Retweets and Likes. Pictures of little known YouTube personalities have been used in most cases.
Watch out for the below fake tweets.
Fake Tweet 1
— Whiskers (@LoveYouTrucy) June 3, 2017
Fact: The picture is of Vincent a.k.a Vinny Vinesauce, creator of the gaming YouTube channel Vinesauce.
Fake Tweet 2
— . (@Kvlt0) June 3, 2017
Fact: The picture is of one Devon Sweeney who has a YouTube channel by the same name.
I want you all to myself because I’m selfish you don’t need no buddy else. pic.twitter.com/7HnfS7PSrd
— Devon Sweeney (@Devontherealest) June 3, 2017
Fake Tweet 3
— Blink (@PedicalEtho) June 3, 2017
Fact: This is a picture of YouTuber MattyBRaps
Fake Tweet 4
— Internet Gaming Hero (@RacistAnneFrank) June 3, 2017
Fact: This is a picture of David Sheratt who shared the fake Tweet when he discovered it.
Presented without comment pic.twitter.com/mPgH0yqngF
— David Sherratt (@Alternate_F4cts) June 4, 2017