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People Are Posting Fake Stories Of Racially Driven Attacks At “Black Panther” Screenings

Internet trolls are in full effect, but there’s just that pesky little problem of Google Reverse Image Search–and having common sense.

People Are Posting Fake Stories Of Racially Driven Attacks At “Black Panther” Screenings
M’Baku (Winston Duke) in Black Panther, 2018. [Photo: Film Frame/Marvel Studios]
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Because we just can’t have nice things, there’s a gaggle of trolls claiming false attacks at Black Panther screenings.

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In a sad attempt to sow seeds of racial discord, pictures of bloodied and battered people have been popping up on Twitter with captions along the lines of “I was brutally attack [sic] by some black thugs at the #BlackPanther premiere because they said whites weren’t allowed to watch the movie.”

The problem is, there’s a such thing as Google Reverse Image Search and people have been linking those images to their true sources which, surprise, have nothing to do with any sort of attack related to Black Panther.

Check out BuzzFeed‘s roundup of the false claims here.

It would all be laughable if we weren’t fully aware of how easily people are indeed duped by what they see online.

Stay vigilant, people. Oh, and enjoy Black Panther, everyone–and I do mean everyone.

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KC covers entertainment and pop culture for Fast Company. Previously, KC was part of the Emmy Award-winning team at "Good Morning America," where he was the social media producer.

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