Hoax #Sandy photos flooding social media (pictures)
Photos from the impending hurricane are flooding social media. But some of the imagery is fake. So consider reality-checking that incredible that just arrived in your Twitter feed.
Hurricane over Statue of Liberty
With a storm like Hurricane Sandy, there will be no shortage of jaw-dropping images of destruction and once-in-a lifetime cloud formations. So you'd think there's no need to be spreading fake photos. Yet that's just what is happening -- everywhere you look online, and in social feeds on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, a group of easily debunked images are spreading like wildfire.
This image, which purports to show the hurricane menacing New York City, is actually a composite of a picture of a tornado storm cell in Nebraska and one of the Statue of Liberty, according to Snopes.com.
This photo seems to suggest that soldiers guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery won't leave their posts for any reason. But according to the Army regiment that does the guarding, the photo is actually from September.
Though the previous photo of soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery was fake, the regiment that guards the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier posted this one, which was taken today, and makes the same point as the fake image everyone has seen.