Before Hurricane Sandy even makes landfall, fake photographs are already spreading like wildfire across the internet. These are just a few of the photos that are sure to spread in the coming days.
Thanks to reader Julia for passing this one along, showing the Statute of Liberty, as seen in the movie The Day After Tomorrow – a computer-generated image.
Another such photograph is this one of Times Square in New York City. The photo is circulating today and claims to show a deserted Times Square in the wake of Hurricane Sandy’s arrival. However, this photo was taken months ago during a brief period in which the city closed Times Square for a hollywood movie shoot.
Further south, photographs are circulating of the Washington DC area as well. Though not photoshopped, this image is being circulated as showing the rains of Sandy, though the photograph was taken more than a month earlier.
Have you seen questionable photos? Add a link to the comment section and we’ll review the accuracy of each one. This article will be updated as new photographs emerge.