Fauxtography

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

Is This a Picture of a Shirtless Trump? Reverse image search is your friend.
    False
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No, ‘The Squad’ Didn’t Pose Wearing Swastika Dresses The so-called "Squad" in the U.S. Congress is the frequent target of disinformation.
    False
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Did Rep. Pramila Jayapal Go Maskless in Congress? Rumors swirled after a pro-Trump mob broke into the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
    Miscaptioned
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Did Vendor ‘Nah’ Sell $100 Trump Sweatshirts? This is a real photo but ...
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capitol riot zip cuffs
Do Photos Show Rioters with Zip Cuffs at US Capitol? Photographs of the insurrectionist mob that stormed the Capitol showed several rioters ready with zip-tie...
    True
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Was the Oval Office Trashed During the Capitol Riot? Damage done to areas of the Capitol during a pro-Trump siege was quite real.
    False
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Is the Ruyi Bridge in China Real? The fantastical architecture of the Ruyi Bridge in China led some to believe that it...
    True
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Pig heart on a plate
Fake CNN Report: COVID Vaccine Recipients Become Cannibals Sharing doctored CNN news chyrons is a cottage industry on social media platforms.
    False
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This photo is rumored to be the horngus of a dongfish.
Is This the Horngus of a Dongfish? The dongfish lives in the online world, but in no other habitat.
    False
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Was US Sen. David Perdue Photographed Making a ‘White Power’ Gesture? We know the photograph of the Georgia senator is real.
    Unproven
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Did Pilot ‘Draw’ Syringe in Sky to Celebrate COVID-19 Vaccine? But the drawing wasn't exactly visible in the sky.
    True
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space force
Are These US Space Force Uniform Concepts Real? The Trump administration established the Space Force as a separate military branch in December 2019.
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