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In the aftermath of a horrific incident like we have witnessed in London today, misinformation can spread unabated – usually by those who only mean to help.
It appears that photos of a young woman are circulating online with the message:
MY GIRLFRIEND TAMARA DE ANDA WAS VISITING #Westminster TODAY. PLEASE. TELL ME IF SHE'S ALRIGHT. SHE STUDYING AT LSE.
There have been several variations of this appearing.
And while many well-meaning people have shared the tweet, a simple Google image search shows that this is actually a journalist named Tamara de Anda.
This afternoon, she was actually involved in a Facebook live for The New York Times.
Please use common sense and restraint in circulating pictures and videos of those that have been injured during the incident in #Westminster — Metropolitan Police (@Metropolitan Police)
If you have photos or film of the incident in #Westminster please make sure you pass them to police https://t.co/l9dn1FQr7B — Metropolitan Police (@Metropolitan Police)
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