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Miscaptioned

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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Does an Image Show Taylor Swift Hawking an Electric Burner?
  • 17 December 2020
An image of the pop icon got edited as a joke.
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Was a Living Triceratops Found in Indonesia?
  • 15 December 2020
Welcome to Mojosemi Forest Park.
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Did ‘Banned’ Photo Expose Fake Moon Landing?
  • 10 December 2020
A TikTok user put a new spin on an age-old conspiracy theory.
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Does an Old Photo Show COVID Vax Creator as an Immigrant in Germany?
  • 7 December 2020
Ugur Sahin, who led the team that helped find a vaccine breakthrough, definitely has a...
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Did Emily Murphy Attend a Trump Rally in a ‘F*ck Your Feelings’ Shirt?
  • 23 November 2020
As the head of the General Services Administration drew political attention in November 2020, she...
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Did Paris Hilton and Britney Spears Invent the Selfie in 2006?
  • 23 November 2020
The former reality star has made this claim before.
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Does a Photograph Show Michigan Gov. Whitmer Without a Mask?
  • 18 November 2020
Whitmer has a gold-colored jacket that she frequently wears, a fact that was exploited to...
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Is This a Photo of a Nazi Flag from the ‘Million MAGA March’?
  • 14 November 2020
"At this time in our lives, we need to be united with love and respect...
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This Video Does Not Show a Ballot Box Being Sneaked Into a Detroit Counting Facility
  • 6 November 2020
Even the most innocuous actions can be made to seem sinister when presented with a...
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Did a Humpback Whale Eat a Kayaker?
  • 4 November 2020
The humpback whale can grow to nearly 50 feet in length — or five kayaks...
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Is This Joe and Hunter Biden Golfing with the Head of Burisma?
  • 2 November 2020
President Trump repeatedly asserted that Joe Biden improperly tried to help his son’s business interests...
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Is Concordia University of Michigan Selling This Lewd Merchandise?
  • 2 November 2020
The genuine acronym for this school is C.U.A.A. (Concordia University of Ann Arbor).
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