This week we have stories about Google, George Orwell, and Korean pop music.
Posted on August 31, 2018, at 4:07 p.m. ET
The Internet Archive, a screenshot, and a statement from Google all show that the video the president shared was inaccurate.
A reverse image search and Google streetview confirm the image is fake, AFP reports.
The story was posted to a site that labels itself as satire, but the screenshot went viral. A spokesperson for Jamaica’s prime minister ultimately stepped in to tweet, “This is NOT TRUE!!!!!”
Police said they found the body in the house of a man who was reported missing. The corpse had decomposed so much that police couldn’t figure out the body’s identity or sex.
The real person behind the Reddit account posted an Ask Me Anything thread after the shooting. He told BuzzFeed News the outlets that claimed he was the shooter didn’t reach out to him for verification.
Snapchat and a handful of other services use a third-party map called Mapbox. One possible explanation is that Mapbox pulled in vandalized data.
An investigation by AFP shows the viral video was actually the filming of a documentary about the 1922 Greek exodus.
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