Thousands Of People Were Duped By This Viral Tribute On Facebook For Paris Victims

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The terrorist attacks in Paris spurred an outpouring of support and grief on social media—but one critic found a way to shed light on virality and misinformation in the wake of tragedies such as the one in the “City of Light.”

Software CMO Rurik Bradbury saw a rumor spreading on Twitter that the lights on the Eiffel Tower had been shut off in honor of the victims of the attack. There was just one problem:

The lights are always shut off every night at 1am.

So, according to The Washington Post, Bradbury jumped on his fake Twitter account and posted a picture of the famous landmark with its lights off, along with a sarcastic historical comment:

But people didn’t ‘get’ the joke.

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