Fake Jeremy Corbyn tweet spreads after the London Bridge attack

30 November 2019
What was claimed

A screenshot shows a tweet from Jeremy Corbyn saying the London Bridge attacker was “murdered by British Police”.

Our verdict

The tweet is fake. Mr Corbyn did not say this.

In the aftermath of the London Bridge attack on November 29, in which the attacker was shot dead by police, a fake tweet screenshot has circulated online, claiming to show that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn tweeted that “A man was murdered by British Police in Broad daylight. #LondonBridge”.

The tweet is fake, as many other news outlets have also reported. Mr Corbyn did not say this. The words do not appear on his Twitter timeline, and no such tweet was recorded by Politwoops, a service that archives deleted tweets by MPs.

Mr Corbyn’s initial Twitter response to the London Bridge attack was actually the following tweet:

This article is part of our work fact checking potentially false pictures, videos and stories on Facebook. You can read more about this—and find out how to report Facebook content—here. For the purposes of that scheme, we’ve rated this claim as false because the tweet is fake and Jeremy Corbyn did not say this.

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