When terror strikes most people rally and try their best to help the victims.
The people involved steal someone else’s photo, post it online and claim their relative or friend is missing and possibly a victim of the attack.
— Blink (@PedicalEtho) June 3, 2017
They usually ask people to share their post and spread the word, and in the heat of the moment many people do – without pausing to question whether it’s a legitimate post.
In the midst of the chaos in London this weekend, someone posted a photo of a young boy on Twitter with the caption: “My brother was on London Bridge and won’t call back. I am terrified. I heard tires squealing and screaming!! This is him! Please help!!”
The post was shared nearly 1000 times before it was pointed out that the boy pictured was 14-year-old American rapper, Matty B.
Is this matty b? Cause that is not funny.
— Laura (@Lc2907) June 3, 2017