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False Images of Turkey Earthquake Circulating Online: Fact Check

False Images of Turkey Earthquake Circulating Online: Fact Check



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Fact check: fake images masquerading as turkey earthquake go viral amid rescue

The headline “False Images of Turkey Earthquake Circulating Online: Fact Check” highlights the issue of fake images being spread on the internet in the aftermath of the recent Turkey earthquake tragedy.

The purpose of the article

  • The purpose of this article is to raise awareness about the circulation of false images on social media platforms in the aftermath of the Turkey earthquake tragedy and to provide a fact-check for these images. This article aims to clarify the confusion and misinformation that can arise from the spread of false information in times of crisis. By verifying the authenticity of these images, the article aims to promote responsible journalism and help prevent the spread of false information.

On Monday, a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Turkey and northwest Syria, leaving a trail of destruction and heartbreak in its wake. The powerful tremor caused buildings to crumble, roads to crack, and countless lives to be lost.

According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake had a magnitude of 7.8 and was located near the city of Gaziantep in south-central Turkey, close to the border with Syria. The epicenter of the earthquake was 10 kilometers from the surface, considered a shallow depth, and was one of the strongest earthquakes recorded in the region in recent decades.

The earthquake claimed the lives of more than 3,000 people, with 2,300 casualties reported in Turkey and 1,444 in Syria, according to the latest government balance sheet and Reuters news agency. The disaster left many more injured and thousands missing, making it one of the deadliest earthquakes to occur in Turkey, a country known for its high seismic activity.

In the wake of any natural disaster or tragedy, there are often false images and misinformation that spread online. The same is true for the recent earthquake in Turkey, where false images and videos have been circulating on social media and other online platforms. These images are not real and do not depict the true extent of the damage caused by the earthquake.

These false images can be spread in a number of ways, including through social media, instant messaging apps, and even through news websites. The speed at which they can spread is a major concern, as they can reach a large audience in a short amount of time. In some cases, false images are even shared deliberately by people seeking to spread misinformation or cause harm.

False images can have a significant impact on those affected by the earthquake. They can create confusion, spread false information, and even add to the emotional distress of those who are already suffering from the aftermath of the disaster. They can also divert attention and resources away from the real issues at hand, such as search and rescue efforts and providing aid to those in need.

Furthermore, the spread of false images can also undermine the credibility of credible news sources and contribute to a larger problem of misinformation and distrust in media. It is important for individuals to fact-check information before sharing it and for media outlets to be responsible in verifying the authenticity of images and videos before publishing them.

Fake Turkey Earthquake Photos Flood Social Media

As MANDY NEWS strives to dispel false information regarding the recent earthquake in Turkey, some social media profiles are actively spreading false images claiming to be from the rescue effort.

A proliferation of false images purporting to depict the aftermath of the Turkey earthquake have circulated widely across social media platforms in the past 24 hours. These images are not actually from the recent earthquake in Turkey, but are instead old photos misattributed to the event.

On Monday, a false image depicting a dog holding its owner’s hand who was supposedly trapped under a collapsed building was widely circulated online by many individuals.

A second false image was shared on Twitter by a user, depicting a boy crying and claiming that all of his parents had perished in the earthquake.

However, there are numerous photos like this, but for now, we will focus on the most widely shared among them.

Here’s a look at all two.

Fake photos about Turkey earthquake

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The initial picture does not depict the recent earthquake that caused widespread damage in Turkey and Syria. It was actually featured in an article published in 2020.

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This image is not a representation of the recent earthquake that resulted in widespread destruction in Turkey and Syria. The photograph was first uploaded to Shutterstock several years ago and has also been distributed on other photo platforms.

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