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Major news events like Hurricane Harvey produce thousands of photos, and thousands more tweets and Facebook posts of fake, outdated or out-of-context photos. This time the big winner is a photoshop of a shark on the freeway , which pops up during every major hurricane.
Before you join the 68,000+ people who retweeted that fake photo, just spend two clicks fact-checking it. In Chrome, right-click the image, then click “Search Google for Image.” And boom, you see if there’s a source or ten blog posts debunking it. BuzzFeed reporter Jane Lytvynenko breaks it down into baby steps:
It’s a pain, but if you don’t do this, you’ll have to admit you’re more interested in attention than you are in the truth. And when all your followers see you fall for a hoax, they’ll unfollow you for being a dummy.