Face recognition software was used on Instagram photos of a woman who thinks she might be Madeleine McCann by a company in Switzerland.
After saying she was the missing girl, Julia Wendell is waiting for the results of a DNA test and a genetic test.
Wendell set up an Instagram account that had more than a million followers, but the account was taken down.
The story has become so popular around the world that when you search on Google, you see a picture of Wendell instead of pictures of McCann as a child.
Wendell has said that she has the same eye condition as McCann, which makes her pupil look funny, and that she has freckles on her skin that look like they are in the same place as Madeleine’s.
A private investigator who was working on the McCann case went to Poland, where Wendell lives, but couldn’t find any hospital records that said she had spent her first five years of life in the city of Wroclaw.
Wendell thinks her age is wrong because she doesn’t think she’s 21.
She would be 19 years old.
Dr. Fia Johansson, a private investigator, said she is sure that Wendell was sold to Poland as a child, even if she is not McCann.
Wendell said that she was Madeleine McCann, but a Swiss company said that was not true.
Ava-X used facial recognition software that was made to help police find criminals and reunite missing people with their families. They found that Wendell and McCann were not the same person.
Christian Fehrlin, the boss of Ava-X, told the German news site Blick, “It’s almost impossible for the young Pole to be Maddie.”
Fehrlin added: “You can save yourself the DNA test.”
He said he was 90 per cent sure the two were different people.
Kate and Gerry McCann, Madeleine’s parents, have not yet commented on Wendell’s claims.