Donald Trump’s sons don’t really look quite this dopey.
Anthony Bourdain and others shared this photo of the Trump sons looking pretty goofy. But if you look closely, you can tell something is a little off. The photo is actually manipulated, despite the Getty Images watermark.
Which leads us to: The Gorilla Channel.
A few weeks ago a Twitter user posted a segment that was supposedly from a book about Trump, claiming he thought there was something called “The Gorilla Channel”. The truth is, Trump was never fooled into thinking gorillas had their own channel. The tweet was meant to be satire, and followers of the account likely knew this, but once it started widely circulating out of context, the intent was lost and people thought it was real.
Steve Bannon did not have blood dripping from his mouth in a photo.
This photo was everywhere: a shot of Steve Bannon with blood dripping from the corners of his mouth and dribbling onto his shirt. Steve Bannon always looks, um, kind of rough, so it isn’t actually that hard to believe his lips would just start bleeding at any moment. But this particular photo is actually altered by The Onion for a satire article they ran on Bannon, so it’s fake.
Another hurricane hoax: Miami’s downtown was not entirely underwater during Irma.
Tweets like this one implied that downtown Miami was completely flooded during Hurricane Irma. While there was extensive damage done to Miami, this particular tweet is misleading. It’s a real video, but it’s not a video of a street, it’s a video of a river, which as we all know are already made of water.
No, camel spiders are not giant spiders that are terrorizing our troops in Iraq.
A few years ago this photo was circulating online along with a description of camel spiders, a spider the size of a cat, that could run 25 miles per hour, had a deadly venom, and laid their eggs inside the stomach of camels. These wild claims are pretty scary, but not true.