Are you believing fake news?
Posted on September 1, 2017, at 5:32 p.m. ET
The doctored photo has made an appearance during at least three other hurricanes, and the man who posted it told BuzzFeed he's not sorry.
Black Lives Matter activists have actually been helping storm victims, but that didn't stop conservative websites from spreading fake news about the activist group.
After this fake forecast went viral, the National Weather Service had to issue a warning against this type of hoax. It's illegal to fake a weather report in the US, a crime punishable by a fine or up to 90 days of jail time.
While there was some theft in Houston, there was no mass looting. 4chan users organized the hashtag, and used old photos for a hoax that consistently appeared racially motivated.
This image was tweeted as if it's recent, but it's actually from a 2016 Texas flood.
The man told the Canadian Press that he won't stop protesting until his bong and medical marijuana are returned to him.
The man originally claimed he got stabbed by an "antifa" member over his haircut, but he later admitted to making the story up and accidentally stabbing himself.
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