Louvre and Pompidou:

Minutes after the explosions outside the Stade de France, several locations in Paris were attacked, including the Bataclan theater and restaurants Belle Equipe and Petit Cambodge. Twitter users also reported shots fired at iconic Paris locations: the Louvre museum, the commercial center Forum des Halles and the contemporary arts institute Centre Georges Pompidou. These accounts were false. Unusual police activity observed in those areas was likely in response to the attacks confirmed in neighboring districts.

Rumor: Donald Trump and Pope Francis respond to the events

Although both Pope Francis and Donald Trump did respond to the Paris attacks, many users in social media initially reproduced old statements as if they were new. The Pope’s tweet above, which was widely circulated on Friday evening, actually reflected his June encyclical on climate change. Also above, Trump’s question was originally tweeted in January this year after the attacks on Charlie Hebdo.

Rumor: The Eiffel Tower went dark on Nov. 13 in tribute to the victims

As the attacks continued late into the night, images of a dark Eiffel Tower started to spread, supposedly in tribute to victims. In reality, the tower goes dark every night, and was following its usual schedule.

Rumor: New York’s Empire State Building was lit in blue, white, and red in tribute

According to its own Twitter account, the Empire State Building in New York City actually went dark in solidarity on Friday. Yesterday’s colorful images of the building likely originated from January, after the Charlie Hebdo attacks.

Rumor: Parisians (and Germans) marched in solidarity after the attacks

Paris march:

The Paris attacks reportedly ended after midnight, with a siege by Paris police on the Bataclan theater. Images of solidarity marches soon spread on social media, but these too are likely from the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo attack in January. Another picture presented German anti-migrant protesters as supporters of France.

Making the rounds was also an image of the Place de la Concorde, which had actually created by French artists Lucie de Barbuat and Simon Brodbeck in 2008.

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