A fake tweet claiming to be authored by British opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said “A man was murdered by British Police in Broad daylight,” spoofing Corbyn’s disapproval of how British police handled London Bridge knife attack on Friday.
In response to the attack, Corbyn praised London police on how it handled the situation in a tweet from his Twitter account.
The fake tweet doesn’t link to Corbyn’s Twitter account, nor does it link back to the tweet in question.
The Labour Party says it is a doctored screenshot.
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A fake Twitter message claiming to have been written by British opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn was being shared on Twitter and WhatsApp following the aftermath of the Friday London Bridge knife attack, according to The Independent.
The fake tweet said: “A man was murdered by British Police in Broad daylight,” faking Corbyn’s disapproval of how British police handled the situation. The knife attacker was shot and killed by police.
The fake tweet being shared was a screenshot with no link to Corbyn’s Twitter page or the tweet in question, which puts its veracity in question. There’s no indication that Corbyn’s Twitter account was hacked.
Conversely, Corbyn praises the police and its actions in a tweet posted from his Twitter account.
Shocking reports from London Bridge. My thoughts are with those caught up in the incident. Thank you to the police and emergency services who are responding.
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) November 29, 2019
The British Labour Party confirmed to The Independent that the fake tweet was, indeed, fake.
Despite the Labour Party’s claim that the tweet is fake, it continues to be shared on social media. Twitter and Corbyn didn’t immediately respond for comment.
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