In a sick turn of events, people have been taking to social media to share fake “missing friends” posts in wake of the tragic Manchester Arena bombing.
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People want attention at any cost it seems. According to Complex, there have reports of people stealing photos from social media accounts, and sharing those random pictures of people with the intent of claiming that they were at the concert and are still missing.
Luckily the unsuspected victims of these photo thefts are taking notice, and shutting down these false claims of them missing due to the Manchester Arena bombing.
Twitter users are also using the power of the retweet to get the message out that people aren’t missing and its a hoax.
teens are making up fake ‘missing’ friends at the ariana grande concert to get RT’s. this is so dystopian pic.twitter.com/ghA8HLyydE
— jack wagner (@jackdwagner) May 23, 2017
— Andrea Noel ϟ (@metabolizedjunk) May 23, 2017
i’m from Cairo and i don’t have Chemo… who tf are you? how do you know me??? https://t.co/Db9q4SqHBA
— a6dul (@young_abuudhabi) May 23, 2017
It is a scary thought that there are people that would use such a tragedy to troll, and get attention, but this is where we are.