October 30, 2012
Fake Hurricane Sandy photos flew around Twitter and Facebook on Monday, as users shared jaw-dropping images. Unfortunately, the race to post the most striking pics has most folks skipping the all-important fact check.
We’ve gathered up five “Hurricane Sandy” photographs that have spread on the social web, but weren’t actually taken during the massive storm. Have you spotted a fake photograph? Tell us in the comments below.
|Soldiers weather hurricane conditions at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.|
The moving photo purporting to show soldiers standing guard at the Arlington National Cemetery monument during Hurricane Sandy quickly spread on the social web. But the Old Guard pointed out that the photo was actually a shot taken in September.
On Facebook, the group shared a real image taken during the early hours of the storm.
|Images Curtesy of U.S Army|
Statue of Liberty Waves
Is Lady Liberty about to float away?
|Not exactly — the above image is a wallpaper from the film The Day After Tomorrow.|