Fauxtography

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

A video shows a car evading police by bouncing their car off the roofs of two trucks.
Did This Driver Evade Police By Bouncing Off Two Vehicles? According to a viral video, the driver started by jumping the car off an entrance...
    False
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The picture has been around since 2019 and has gone viral multiple times since its original publication.
Did Anti-Poaching Ranger Take a Selfie With the Gorillas He Is Protecting? The picture has been around since 2019 and has gone viral multiple times since its...
    True
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A photograph allegedly shows Russia President Vladimir Putin's house in Sochi, Russia.
Is This Putin’s House in Sochi, Russia? "House" does not accurately describe this evil-looking lair.
    Miscaptioned
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New York City buildings lit for Easter 1956
New York City Buildings Lit Up for Easter Three buildings in New York used their window lights to create crosses for Easter in...
    True
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Sea, Ocean, Water
Does This Image Show ‘Moist’ Coronavirus? And why do people hate the word itself?
    True
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Video caption claims they're preparing dead Rona bodies for the news One still smoking a cigarette
No, This Video Doesn’t Show Actors Posing as ‘Dead Rona Bodies for the News’ A video showing a man in a body bag smoking a cigarette was taken out...
    False
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Person, Human, Working Out
Does a Video Show Soil Liquefaction? We can say this ... the video of people running across a waterbed-like field is...
    Research In Progress
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Spider, Animal, Invertebrate
Is Pic of Antelope With Spiderweb Between Its Horns Real? A spider's home is where the heart is.
    True
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Person, Human, Clothing
Is This a Photo of a Men’s Beauty Contest From 1919? Beauty standards, like swimsuit fashions, certainly change over time.
    Miscaptioned
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Person, Human, Hand
Was This ‘Sea Creature’ Caught Off Coney Island? Demogorgon? We’ll let the experts decide.
    True
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Sharks swimming in truck on highway
Does a Video Show Sharks Swimming in a Truck on a Highway? Shark truck, doo doo doo doo doo doo...
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Boat, Vehicle, Transportation
Did a Boat Block Traffic on a Florida Highway? The revenge of the boats has begun!
    True
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