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Updated on Nov 30, 2019. Posted on Nov 29, 2019

A Fake Jeremy Corbyn Tweet Is Being Shared Following The London Bridge Attack

A fake tweet claiming to be by the Labour party leader is going viral.

This afternoon, a suspect was shot dead by police following multiple stabbings at London Bridge in a terror attack.

"Emergency services attended, including officers from the City of London Police and the Metropolitan Police. A male suspect was shot by specialist armed officers from City of London Police and I can confirm that this suspect died at the scene."

Soon afterwards, a screenshot of a fake Jeremy Corbyn tweet began to circulate on Twitter and WhatsApp. The image alleged that the Labour party leader had written: "A man was murdered by British Police in Broad daylight."

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In fact, Corbyn tweeted to thank the police and emergency services and express concern for people caught up in the attack.

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.

But people have fallen for the fake screenshot and have been sharing it as if it were genuine.

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And some people have even replied to Corbyn's real tweet with the screenshot, saying that he tweeted it.

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Ikran is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Ikran Dahir at ikran.dahir@buzzfeed.com.

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