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Here Is All The Misinformation About The Grenfell Tower Fire

There have been many fake accounts of missing people.

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Unfortunately, whenever a tragedy occurs it doesn’t take long for fake accounts of missing people to appear. Here is the misinformation that has emerged following the Grenfell Tower fire.

I will never understand people posting "My X is missing please RT" fake bullshit during an incident. Fucked up. #GrenfellTower

1. A tweet showing an image of Mexico-based journalist Andrea Noel circulated online. This is a fake missing request – there was also a request for Noel during the Manchester attacks last month. Noel confirmed to BuzzFeed News via Twitter DM that she is safe and was not in London at the time of the attacks.

Fake tweets of #GrenfellTower have started. Large number seen to be coming from accounts based in Mexico, targettin… https://t.co/sXeUjZbfcH

2. This fake appeal for a missing person went viral. The search was claiming that what appears to be a Spanish YouTuber/social media person is missing in Grenfell Tower.

Help my nephew is missing and was near where the fire occurred help me to spread RT please #GrenfellTower #London I… https://t.co/nOI6dGcs08

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However, from his social media account, it appears he was not at the Grenfell Tower.

3. Another tweet claimed that a YouTuber who goes by the name of Mars Aguirre was reported missing.

HELP MY SISTER IN LAW ARE TRAPPED IN THE FIRE IN THE BUILDING #GrenfellTower #London PLEASE MY MOM IS CRYING DESPER… https://t.co/U6P9CcrGdJ

HELP MY SISTERS ARE TRAPPED IN THE FIRE IN THE BUILDING #GrenfellTower #London PLEASE MY MOM IS CRYING DESPERATE, R… https://t.co/k7UYQR8ETG

The YouTuber tweeted four hours ago about her high school in Spanish. There's no sign she was at Grenfell Tower.

BuzzFeed News has reached out to her for confirmation.
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BuzzFeed News has reached out to her for confirmation.

4. Many people claimed that firefighters were not at the scene until long after the fire started.

Some even said firefighters arrived at the scene two hours late.

@martybrennan one woman said it took them 2 hours to arrive when their station is 2 block away..

However, early this morning Commissioner Dany Cotton told a press conference that firefighters were on the scene six minutes after the first 999 call.

And a number of Instagram posts captioned "1 a.m." (though posted later) show firefighters tackling the blaze.

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5. Tamara De Anda, a writer who appears to be living in Mexico, was reported missing in the fire.

My sister don't answer her phone!!! She was inside Grenfell tower, please RT to find her, I'm crying 😢

For the past month Anda's location on Instagram shows she has been in Mexico.

BuzzFeed News has also reached out to her for confirmation.
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BuzzFeed News has also reached out to her for confirmation.

6. There is no evidence that 92 people have died in the fire.

At the time of writing, the Metropolitan police have confirmed six fatalities.

Victoria Sanusi is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Victoria Sanusi at victoria.sanusi@buzzfeed.com.

Rachael Krishna is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Rachael Krishna at rachael.krishna@buzzfeed.com.

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