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Trolls Are Spamming EgyptAir With Photos Of Fake Victims

Beware of the trolls.

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But turns out, this photo was also used as the Twitter profile picture of another account, @ApuestoEstil. He tweeted to EgyptAir for information about what he claimed were his missing parents and son.

The photo has since been replaced as @ApuestoEstilo's profile picture.

Alfonso Powers' account has been suspended.

Twitter bots are incredibly common on Twitter in Mexico. During the country's 2015 election, Twitter bots were used en masse to trigger trending topics. Many Twitter trolls try to use them for stunts to get popular enough to make money from it.

Leticia Miranda is a retail reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Leticia Miranda at leticia.miranda@buzzfeed.com.

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