Fake news swept across the internet in the aftermath of a deadly explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, on Monday night.
Reports that a gunman was on the loose at a nearby hospital, that Grande had been injured in the blast and that she had immediately retired from music all circulated within hours of the explosion which British police are treating as a terrorist incident.
Here’s a round up of the fake news stories to watch out for so far:
A Gunman Was Not On The Loose Outside A Nearby Hospital
Royal Oldham IS on lockdown.— Nicola (@SarcasticoRosso) May 22, 2017
Ariana Grande Has Not Quit Music
ariana never have said she'll end her career. Instead of spreading fake news, can you just pray for everyone?! no words— clevéjan ♡ (@zacharybgrande) May 23, 2017