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Twitter user Eylin Tabbert regularly lashed out against Hillary Clinton during the U.S. presidential campaign. Within hours of a truck plowing into a crowd at a Christmas market in Berlin, she turned her focus on a new target: Angela Merkel. 

“Blood on her hands: Merkel’s open borders blamed for refugee truck terrorist deaths,” Tabbert posted on Twitter, above a manipulated picture showing the chancellor spattered in blood beside an image of the truck used in the attack.