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Paris Hilton's tweet in which she claims she and Spears had invented the selfie Twitter screenshot

Twitter users have mocked socialite Paris Hilton for claiming she and Britney Spears invented the selfie in 2006.

Hilton tweeted on Sunday evening: "11 years ago today, Me & Britney invented the selfie!" Her claim subsequently sparked a debate on who actually took the first selfie.

Moreover, people's suggestions were hardly along the same vein as Hilton or Spears. Robert Cornelius, an American photography and lamp entrepreneur, is believed to have taken the first selfie in October 1839.

Since Hilton shared the photo, a number of people have posted their tongue-in-cheek suggestions as to who the real selfie pioneer was:

One user even claimed that Mr Bean was the first recorded selfie:

Some users asserted that Hilton was a liar:

Not all reactions were negative however with one user calling her tweet "iconic".

Ultimately, if Twitter responses were a means of determining facts, it seems conclusive Hilton had absolutely no role in inventing the selfie. The debate rages on.