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I keep seeing this sort of thing, often from SarahBell,  but the example below is from Hapax

image.png.cc2403a3f8bedace86aa7961e7b1e114.png

It looks like it is the alt-text that is displayed.
If someone quotes the post, the link becomes active, which made me think the URL must be present in the html, which it is
 

<div data-role='commentContent' class='ipsType_normal ipsType_richText ipsContained' 
     data-controller='core.front.core.lightboxedImages'>
<p>
<img alt="EhBqSlNWsAAZqXl?format=png&name=small" class="ipsImage" 
     data-ratio="84.11" height="508" style="height:auto;" width="604" 
     data-src="https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EhBqSlNWsAAZqXl?format=png&name=small" 
     src="https://www.dosbods.co.uk/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" />
</p>
</div>

If I paste https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EhBqSlNWsAAZqXl?format=png into my browser bar, up pops the joke or whatever it is...

image.png.f562c8e366531fbb90d8ea4a669cdcdf.png

Example of a quoted post:

image.png.e7e1d0a4759cff8403ac480b61056075.png



<div class="ipsQuote_contents ipsClearfix">
<p>
<a href="https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EhBqSlNWsAAZqXl?format=png&amp;name=small" 
   title="Enlarge image" rel="external nofollow noopener" target="_blank">
  <img alt="EhBqSlNWsAAZqXl?format=png&amp;name=small" class="ipsImage ipsImage_thumbnailed" 
       data-ratio="84.11" style="height:auto;" 
       data-src="https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EhBqSlNWsAAZqXl?format=png&amp;name=small" 
       src="https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EhBqSlNWsAAZqXl?format=png&amp;name=small" 
       id="ips_uid_5484_15" data-loading="true" width="604" height="508"></a>
</p>
</div>

It seems, by quoting, the img src has changed from spacer.png on the Dosbods site to the actual image on the twitter site.

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