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Last night seven people were killed in what the Metropolitan Police have described as a terrorist attack at London Bridge and Borough Market.

Some 48 people are being treated in hospitals following the attack, which the police say they responded to and stopped within 8 minutes.

Three attackers were shot dead at the scene.

When a terrorist attack is recent, there's a tendency for social media to inflate misinformation as people share details unchecked.

There's still many details yet to be confirmed by authorities about the attack.

Here's a brief guide to how to behave responsibly on social media at a time like this:

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