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These Photos From The Christmas Market Crash In Berlin Are Totally Fake

Pictures of suspects circulating on social media feature a German rapper and a YouTuber.

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Earlier today, a truck crashed into a Christmas market in Berlin, Germany. At least twelve people are dead and many more are injured. The police haven't revealed details about the driver, but that hasn't stopped social media users from spreading fake photos of him.

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And now he's the Oregon shooter. Really, he's just a comedian whose face is constantly used to spread misinformation. It's not clear how the trend started, but you can read more about it here.

This post was translated from German.

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