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Jane Lytvynenko πŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈ
The Notre Dame is on fire. I'm watching the fakes/hoaxes etc. that are coming up as we wait for more information. If you see anything, DM or email me: jane.lytvynenko@buzzfeed.com For updates ->
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Jane Lytvynenko πŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈ Apr 15
Replying to @BuzzFeedNews
1. InfoWars is baselessly writing that the fire was set deliberately. Their only source is this tweet that has been deleted. Officials have not yet stated any causes for the fire so hang tight before getting conspiratorial.
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Jane Lytvynenko πŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈ Apr 15
Replying to @BuzzFeedNews
2. This is an account that routinely spreads disinfo. Here she is pushing a pro-Yellow Vest "false flag" narrative without any semblance of evidence. We'll see more of this.
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Jane Lytvynenko πŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈ Apr 15
Replying to @BuzzFeedNews @MaxFagin
3. We can rule out blaming it on the stars thanks to this expert debunk from :
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Jane Lytvynenko πŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈ Apr 15
Replying to @JaneLytv
4. Here's QAnon, a conkers conspiracy theory, trying to bring Michelle Obama into this. (No evidence or anything, big surprise.)
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Jane Lytvynenko πŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈ Apr 15
Replying to @broderick
5. We've seen the "Muslims celebrating with FB reax" hoax in many other attacks. There's simply no way to know the religion of ppl reacting to a video at scale. This screenshot also doesn't show the video itself. More from here:
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Jane Lytvynenko πŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈ Apr 15
Replying to @broderick
6. A fake CNN account is spreading a hoax about the cause of the fire.
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Jane Lytvynenko πŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈ Apr 15
Replying to @broderick
7. A coordinated campaign is spreading an article from 2016 that's unrelated to today's events.
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Jane Lytvynenko πŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈ Apr 15
Replying to @broderick
8. There's a toooooon of pure Islamophobia out there. The Gateway Pundit is using bad photoshop and baseless correlation claims to imply ISIS is behind the fire. (No evidence of this.)
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Jane Lytvynenko πŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈ Apr 15
Replying to @broderick
Update: A Twitter spokesperson confirmed to me that they're looking into the disinformation above and will require content that doesn't follow site's rules be deleted or the accounts will be nixed.
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Jane Lytvynenko πŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈ Apr 15
Replying to @broderick
9. This story from Jihad Watch was published right as news about Notre Dame was breaking. It's picking up speed on Facebook and has a "this is not about Notre Dame" update that you'll only see if you click into it.
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Jane Lytvynenko πŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈ Apr 15
Replying to @broderick
Update: The fake CNN account has been suspended.
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Jane Lytvynenko πŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈ Apr 15
Replying to @broderick @IlhanMN
10. A fake Fox News account is spreading all kinds of hoaxes complete with a fake tweet from . Created this month, claims it's a "parody" in its bio.
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Jane Lytvynenko πŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈ Apr 15
11. Be careful with old pictures you tweet! Debunk via (who's great. Hi Jeff!)
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Jane Lytvynenko πŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈ Apr 15
12. This is a video with shout of "allahu akbar" superimposed on it. How do we know it's fake? It's the same sounds as first video that comes up after googling "allahu akbar shouting." More Islamophobic disinformation.
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Jane Lytvynenko πŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈ Apr 15
13. This story keeps getting re-used and pushed on the far-right internet. Note Goldy's correction at the bottom. The arrests were in 2016. The sentencing was last week but three years have passed since the original story. More here:
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Jane Lytvynenko πŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈ Apr 15
Update: The fake Fox News account has been taken down
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Jane Lytvynenko πŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈ Apr 15
Replying to @JaneLytv
14. There have been many people connecting other church fires to the Notre Dame blaze. As of right now, there is no evidence of any kind of connection. No cause has been established yet but the cathedral has recently been undergoing renovations.
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Jane Lytvynenko πŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈ Apr 15
Replying to @notredameparis
15. There looks to be a Twitter account and Facebook page impersonating the Notre Dame. The real account is:
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Jane Lytvynenko πŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈ Apr 15
Replying to @notredameparis
16. Nope, it's still there. That's the Notre Dame Basilica in Montreal, Canada (hello!).
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Jane Lytvynenko πŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈ Apr 15
Replying to @notredameparis
17. RT's out here really putting the pedal to the metal on this conspiracy. As of now authorities have said nothing about connecting fires at other churches to the Notre Dame blaze:
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Jane Lytvynenko πŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈ Apr 15
Replying to @notredameparis
18. Another video with fake "allahu akbar" shouts and 1,400 retweets.
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Jane Lytvynenko πŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈ Apr 15
Replying to @notredameparis
That fake twitter account I tweeted about earlier is up to 15,000 followers and has had a tweet go viral. It's still just aggregating real content but I bet some think it's the official account ().
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Jane Lytvynenko πŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈ Apr 15
Replying to @notredameparis
Update: Fake Notre Dame account was suspended on Twitter.
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Jane Lytvynenko πŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈ Apr 16
Replying to @notredameparis
And update and a correction on the "smiley face reactions to video" debunk. More here:
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Jane Lytvynenko πŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈ Apr 16
Replying to @notredameparis
19. This video is not people shouting "allah akbar," it's people shouting "allais, en avant" which in french means "go on, move along."
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Jane Lytvynenko πŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈ Apr 16
Replying to @notredameparis @libe
20. People have been claiming this video shows everyone from an imaam to a yellow vester to everyone in between. Folks, it's a worker. Here's an awesome debunk from in which they went through other live footage to show this man was just a worker
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Jane Lytvynenko πŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈ Apr 16
21. Great debunk from : No, Versailles oaks are not going to be used in the Notre Dame restoration. More here:
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Jane Lytvynenko πŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈ Apr 16
22. One more time for the people in the back: Officials have said there is no sign of arson and the fire was likely an accident.
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