In connection with the facts and news about the fire that struck the historic Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, the spread started, the social media also filled with conspiracy theories and baseless claims about the incident.
at least two fake twitter accounts claims that the evidence that the fire would be landscaped arrived. ”CNN can now confirm that the Notre-Dame-the fire was the result of a terrorist attack,” wrote a now deleted account called ”CNN Politics 2020”. Another account, ”USfoxnews”, claimed that the u.s. congressman Ilhan Omar, lauded the fire. Another account published a now deleted video from the fire with an added voice that screams ”Allahu Akhbar” and a claim that someone should have shouted this in conjunction with the fire.Photo: screen-shot
Read more: Firefighters are hesitant to go into the cathedral because of rasrisk
another unconfirmed task, which was spread among other konspirationssajten Infowars, claimed that a worker at the site told us that the fire was an arson. The source of the claims was a now deleted tweet from a person who claimed to know a person that got it told by a person at the site. At the time of writing, the article is still available on the Infowars site.
A major theme has been anecdotal evidence that the fire should be a result of a muslim terrorist. ”This is no accident,” wrote the right-wing debater Ingrid Carlqvist on Twitter with a link to an article about the fire. Similar statements were spread, inter alia, in facebook groups like ”Standing up for Sweden”. This message has inter alia been put forward by an article in 2016 about a car that was found in the vicinity of the cathedral, which contained the fuel tanks and ”Arabic-language text”.Photo: screen-shot
has been accused of bringing false information in connection with the fire. This is due to Youtube's tool that aims to combat the spread of conspiracy theories linked the fire with the 11 september 2001 attacks. Youtube-tool, which means that a link to the wikipedia article conspiracy theory is all about published in konspirationsvideor, put in a link to the article about the september 11 attacks during all livevideor from the Notre Dame fire.
Youtube has in a statement to the tekniksajten Gizmodo apologized for the mistake.
”We are deeply sad over the ongoing fire in the Notre-Dame cathedral. Last year, we introduced dashboards with links to sources like Encyclopedia Britannica and Wikipedia on topics that are often the subject of misinformation. These panels are controlled by the algorithms and sometimes make our system error. We are now taking away the boxes at the videos about the fire.”, writes a spokesperson for the teknikjätten.
Read more: Photos show the devastation inside the Notre-Dame cathedralLink to the graphics