#AnnaIsMissing: Twitter user live tweets about getting followed and abducted, people try and prove it was hoax

The anonymous Twitter user first wrote, 'I’m walking to my house, I’m like ten minutes away, someone is following me.' The user followed it up with 'Help'


                            #AnnaIsMissing: Twitter user live tweets about getting followed and abducted, people try and prove it was hoax
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On Thursday, January 7, the hashtag #AnnaIsMissing was trending. An anonymous Twitter user, whose handle was @myobvioushair, and whose display name was “anna is kinda quiet today”, was said to have gone missing after a series of worrying tweets.

The user first wrote, “I’m walking to my house, I’m like ten minutes away, someone is following me.” The user followed it up with “Help,” and “Guys, whatever happens, it’s dark black hair, arm has a black hoodie but with shoulder sleeves rolled, blue jeans and he has an eyebrow piercing. Do not forget this please.”

The user also tweeted a photo, supposedly of herself, sitting somewhere but the photo appeared to have been hastily clicked. Naturally, many were alarmed. But soon people began suspecting something was off. 

For one, many pointed out that her tweets had the words “Twitter web app” stamped to them, which many suggested meant that she was using a desktop computer or a laptop to tweet. One Twitter user wrote, “anna is not missing, the whole situation is fake lmao #annaismissing,” sharing a screenshot that had the stamp highlighted. 

But the plot thickened further, as another Twitter user pointed out: “the #annaismissing is fake. anna posted this picture & as you can see it’s literally a picture from pinterest. i don’t understand why people create fake kidnapping scenarios for clout when real situations like this happen everyday .. @onIypov & i knew something was off about this.”

What seemed absolutely bizarre was pointed out by yet another Twitter user. They wrote, “um wtf so this was a whole like thing for a premiere. some of yall are so disgusting. so we were here and worried for nothing? to whoever pulled that fake kidnapping, you are a sick person. #annaismissing.”



 



 



 

The Twitter user had shared the screenshot of an article titled ‘Thriller #annaismissing draws attention to the risks of the online environment’ from a website called tekdeeps.com. The article in question, from September 2020, said that a Czech Republic internet television platform called Mall.tv was producing a thriller called ‘#AnnaIsMissing’, which would follow the investigation of an abducted child, who was kidnapped for the purpose of shooting and selling illegal videos. The article added that it would be in the same genre as ‘#martyisdead’, another Czech web series from the same platform that aired in 2019. 

While there is no proof that this hashtag was, in any way, related to the premiere of this thriller, many on Twitter were angry that someone had faked their abduction. “#AnnaIsMissing Please don't fall for this. I really need to learn to be selective with my empathy because i fell for it too,” wrote a Twitter user. “#annaismissing is fake. she posted this picture and then deleted it. it’s from pinterest. lmao i was actually worried. please don’t do s*** like that because it’s f***ing disgusting. and she was also tweeting from twitter web app. has she been carrying a whole a** computer?” wrote another Twitter user.

One Twitter user said, “The fact that this girl lied about going missing on Twitter actually makes me feel sick. People that have actually been kidnapped & abused go through life with burden and this person finds it funny. F***ing unbelievable. #annaismissing.”



 



 



 

The user has since deactivated their Twitter account. But there is no concrete evidence as such if this was a real incident or if it was a hoax.

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