No, this viral tweet doesn't show a migrant setting fire to a London bus

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Fake news stories often target migrants or refugees in an attempt to carry out a far-right political agenda. 

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Take for example this tweet purportedly showing an immigrant in London setting fire to a bus and then walking away: 

The footage is quite appalling so it’s no surprise it went viral among hardline rightwing supporters on Twitter, who exchanged tweets on how Britain needs to get rid of migrants or Muslims:

Image: screengrab/twitter

There is a problem with the video in the tweet though: it’s fake news. 

The video conflates two separate incidents, one from Erdington, Birmingham and the o…

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Published:November 20, 2017


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