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Fake Missing People Posts Spread After London Bridge Attack

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Fake Missing People Posts Spread After London Bridge Attack

Retweet-hungry trolls are spreading fake posts about missing people after the London Bridge terror attack. Watch out for these fake tweets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Fact:  The picture is of Vincent a.k.a Vinny Vinesauce, creator of the gaming YouTube channel Vinesauce. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fake Tweet 2

 

 

 

Fact:  The picture is of one Devon Sweeney who has a YouTube channel by the same name. 

 

 

 

 

 

Fake Tweet 3

 

 

 

 

Fact:  This is a picture of YouTuber MattyBRaps

 

 

 

 

 

Fake Tweet 4

 

 

 

 

Fact: This is a picture of David Sheratt who shared the fake Tweet when he discovered it.

 

 

 

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