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originally posted by: Gothmog
a reply to: NJE777
In my humble honest opinion , we are upholding the victims due to this being a hoax. The person that performed this tweet is the one that is being disrespectful to the victims. And if this person did somehow know( and I very much doubt it) the French government should find this person and press charges.
originally posted by: thorfourwinds
Check this out:
People online are wondering how a tweet describing the current death toll in the French capital could have come out two days before the actual killings occurred.
The answer is a strange mix of incredible coincidence and dumb luck. The account (now suspended) was a bot, automatically creating headlines using the tweets of a real news account called PZFeed Breaking News Feed (@pzf). The bot essentially grabbed parts of old tweets by @pzf and combined them to make fake headlines. These are the two tweets it grabbed to create the conglomerate tweet published on November 11:
BREAKING NEWS: Death toll from Paris terror attack rises to at least 12 - Reuters
— Breaking News Feed (@pzf) January 7, 2015
AFP: Death toll from Nigerian mosque attack rises to at least 120 with 270 others injured t.co...
— Breaking News Feed (@pzf) November 28, 2014
These are both real headlines published by a legitimate news source.
But one refers to a Nigerian mosque attack last November that killed 120 people and injured 270, while the other is about the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris earlier this year.
It also doesn’t help that the names of both the actual news source and the bot account are so similar—PZFeed Ebooks vs. PZFeed Breaking News Feed.