Merdeka.com – Circulating uploads in the form of screenshots of a tweet that is claimed to come from the official Twitter account of the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) @infoBMKG which has been verified.
The tweet contains a warning about a tropical tsunami. Here’s the narrative:
“A warning for all kinds of life on Earth that there is a great tremor in the European Plain which will soon cause a Trophy Tsunami for King EMYU. (I just got goosebumps and trembled to type this) BMKG.”
BMKG through its official Instagram account @infoBMKG, clarified that the upload was a hoax. BMKG appealed to the public to be more thorough in receiving information, especially from social media.
“️ BEWARE OF HOAX PRESENTATIONS IN THE BAME OF BMKG ️
For all #BMKG friends, please be careful in receiving information!
Either creating or disseminating information whose accuracy is not clear can harm other parties, you know! ️
So, be careful with social media. Make sure that the information you get is sourced from the official BMKG channels.
Here are the official BMKG channels that #SobatBMKG can follow! 😊
Official website: https://www.bmkg.go.id
Twitter: @infoBMKG @infohumasBMKG
Mobile Apps (iOS & Android): BMKG info
Don’t forget to watch & follow all the official BMKG channels~
#HoaxBMKG,” wrote the Instagram account @infoBMKG
Don’t be easy to believe and check every information you get. Make sure it comes from a trusted source, so that it can be justified.