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Here Are Hoaxes About EgyptAir Flight MS804 That People Are Sharing

EgyptAir Flight MS804, carrying 66 people, went missing on Thursday as it was en route to Cairo. There's a lot of fake stuff circulating right now.

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The footage of the so-called "fireball" has existed since at least last year. When asked about the rumors of a fireball seen in the sky, Sherif Fathy, the Egyptian aviation minister, told reporters, "We cannot just draw solid conclusions based on someone who had seen unidentified lights somewhere."

The photo isn't related to the EgyptAir flight, however. It's actually an image from an issue of ISIS's official magazine, Dabiq. ISIS claimed it was a photo of the bomb that brought down a Russian plane in November.

These two photos from the UK Defence Journal's Twitter account do not bring up anything from Google's reverse image search, but as of publication, there are no known photos of any debris connected to Flight MS804 that have been released to the public.

Ryan Broderick is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Ryan Broderick at ryan@buzzfeed.com.

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