Superstorm Sandy: Fake Photos Circulate Online

Fake Sandy Pix Abound
3:00 | 10/31/12

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Obviously, in this age, so much misinformation swirling around about sandy. People were hungry for information. Twitter, facebook, being used to share updates. And some of the most astonishing images circulating turned out to be fake. And some didn't. Take a look. Sandy's march through new york city produced more of its share of stunning images. Oh, my gosh. Reporter: But backing up across social media, piles of hurricane hoaxes. Some fakes or clever jokes. But others, real photographs of the wrong storm. With its iconic imagery, manhattan seemed like a target, freeze frames from disaster movies such as "deep impact" or "the day after tomorrow." But why? When there's so many authentic photos of the menace of the storm. The statue of liberty standing firm against doom and gloom. And as floodwaters showed this of the transit system, there's this photoshopped image of a scuba diver. A partially submerged fully-lit carousel in brooklyn. Or a tanker on a beach in staten island. Cars floating out of a parking garage. And don't forget the sharks. Surely, these photos of the predator of the deep in aquatic homes can't be real. Okay. They're not. But according to george parsons of shedd aquarium, they could be. The possibility is there. My advice to the sharks swimming around manhattan area, is to go and visit papaya dog. It's one of my favorite establishments there. Oh, wow. Not really.

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