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This rating is used with photographs and videos that are real” (i.e., not the product, partially or wholly, of digital manipulation) but are nonetheless misleading because they are accompanied by explanatory material that falsely describes their origin, context, and/or meaning.

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A video shot in China showed people being forcibly dragged to COVID quarantine in 2020 and not 2022.
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Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly
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A rumor said a video showed electric scooters in China that were abandoned because of battery costs.
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Model
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Is this a real 3D rendering of Joseph, the husband of Mary, the mother of Jesus?
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A video recorded in January 2021 has been miscaptioned ahead of the 2022 midterm elections with the words MORE THAN 7,000 soldiers are now in DC.
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A miscaptioned tweet said a video showed British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak lighting candles as part of a spiritual and traditional ritual on Oct. 25, 2022, his first day in office.
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Social media users claimed a Pop Rocks video ad was a real TV commercial from the candy company.
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This photo does not show electric cars that were abandoned in France because of how expensive EV batteries cost for replacement.
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Collage, Advertisement, Poster
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A video titled GTA 6 LEAK by 16-Year Old HACKER claimed to show the person who leaked content from the Rockstar Games title GTA VI.
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Person, Human, Crowd
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monitor lizards komodo dragons hugging wrestling
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An online ad claimed that a picture showed Courteney Cox's true appearance without and with no makeup.
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Is This Sky Camping?
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A misleading ad on Yahoo claimed These Mistakes Had Catastrophic Consequences and the picture has been referenced before as purportedly showing the last moments of Air Florida Flight 90 which crashed into a bridge in Washington DC in 1982 killing 78 people.
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A Facebook post said of a video that a humpback whale swallows two girls in California but the reality was that the November 2020 incident in Avila Beach did not involve either woman landing in the animal's mouth.
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A picture did not show a couple unable to have children has intercourse in the middle of an evangelical worship service to receive God's blessing nor did it show a pastor asking a married couple struggling to conceive to have sex inside church and in full view of congregation so that they can also pray for them to conceive.
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Wood, Person, Human
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NASA image shows what antarctica looks like from space
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