Fauxtography

Numerous photographs and videos circulate on the Internet. Some are real. Some are fake. Some are real, but have been given false backstories.

Tiger, Mammal, Animal
Is This ‘Toyger Kitten’ Photo Real? All the cuteness of a tiger in the ferocious package of a house cat.
    Mostly False
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Face mask
Do These Photos Show Staph Infections Caused by Face Masks? "Having a staph infection [from wearing a face mask] is a pretty rare occurrence, and...
    Miscaptioned
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Nature, Outdoors, Sky
Is This a Real Photo of Earth, Venus, and Jupiter Seen From Mars? Some amazing and authentic images have been taken by the Martian rovers, but this isn't...
    False
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Van, Vehicle, Transportation
Is This the New USPS Mail Truck? These Next Generation Delivery Vehicles (NGDV) won't hit the road until 2023.
    Mixture
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Nature, Person, Human
Was the Snow in Texas Artificially Manufactured by the Government? This isn't the first time internet users have been perplexed by the properties of snow.
    False
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Julia Roberts.
Is This a Real Newspaper Headline About Julia Roberts? "Big mistake. Big. Huge," Roberts' character famously declared in "Pretty Woman."
    True
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Interior Design, Indoors, Room
Is This Massive, Ceiling-to-Floor Icicle From the Texas Storms? A photo of an impressive looking indoor icicle was shared frequently online during the Texas...
    False
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schwarzenegger bush sled
Did Schwarzenegger and President Bush Sled into Barbara Bush, Breaking Her Leg? Get her to da choppa!
    Mixture
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tallest fattest shortest man playing cards
Does a Photo Show Shortest, Fattest, Tallest Men in Europe in 1919? A picture appears to show "freak show" performers, but specifics behind this photo remain blurry.
    Mixture
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mars audio sound perseverance rover
Is This Real Audio From Mars? The Mars Perseverance Rover will be capable of capturing sound on Mars.
    Mixture
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Car, Automobile, Vehicle
Does Photo Show Half-Cleared Road on Texas-Arkansas Border? Keep in mind that a photograph shows a single moment in time.
    True
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Watercraft, Vessel, Transportation
Did the ‘USS Al Gore’ Get Stuck in Ice? The truth about this meme may be inconvenient.
    Miscaptioned
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