Twitter Is Sharing False Info On Manchester Attack Victims, So Retweet Wisely
On Monday night at 10:33 pm, a bomber allegedly committed suicide near the exit of Britain's Manchester Arena at the end of an Ariana Grande concert.
Police were called to the scene after a blast was heard outside the arena. Since then, officials have confirmed 22 people were killed from the explosion and 59 others were injured, according to NBC News.
From the very moment chaos struck the arena, social media has played a tremendous role in informing the public on what was happening and who was still missing from the blast.
While Greater Manchester police updated the public about the explosion, families began posting pictures of their loved ones who were still unreachable after the blast.
However, many of the tweets that are currently circulating have been proven to be fake -- so play close attention before you retweet a photo that isn't actually a victim from the terror attack.
According to Buzzfeed, this fake photo collage of "missing children" has been circulating on various Twitter accounts.
Since the photos were shared, people have claimed a "majority" of the people in the photos aren't even missing.
One Twitter user shared a photo of a little boy and said it was her little brother "Frank" who went missing during the concert.
FYI, this little boy was actually a model posing for a 2014 article about fashion lines for people with Down syndrome.
More reportedly fake tweets include this picture of Ariana Grande, which people are claiming is a photo of her after the explosion.
It is not. It is a picture of Ari on the set of Scream Queens in 2015.
Believe it or not, people are even making up "missing" friends to get retweets on Twitter -- and it's really messed up.
Amongst the various fake posts on social media, there are still confirmed people who are missing from the blast.
One couple in particular consisting of Chloe Rutherford, 17, and Liam Curry, 19, are confirmed to have gone missing at the concert. Both of their parents are still searching for them, according to The Sun.
Another confirmed concert-goer who is still missing is Olivia Campbell.
While many fake tweets arise with false victims, use your best judgement and do your research to confirm which people were actually present during the tragic event on Monday night.