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Social media users share fake photos of Hurricane Harvey in a bid to go viral

Social media users are flooding the Internet with fake images of the floods in a bid to go viral. (Photo courtesy: Twitter)
DUBAI: Social media users are flooding the Internet with fake images of Hurricane Harvey as it unleashes one of the heaviest downpours in US history over Texas.
One debunked photo shows a shark swimming on what is said to be a flooded road.
Another shows floodwater submerging airplanes.
Meanwhile, another photo shows a looted shop which the sharer claims was ransacked during the natural disaster.
All the snaps have been proven to be either digitally faked or from previous events.
Forecasters expect the system to stay over water with 45 mph (72 kph) winds for 36 hours and then head back inland east of Houston sometime Wednesday. The system will then head north and lose its tropical strength.
Before then, up to 20 more inches (51 centimeters) of rain could fall, National Weather Service Director Louis Uccellini said Monday.
— With AP
DUBAI: Social media users are flooding the Internet with fake images of Hurricane Harvey as it unleashes one of the heaviest downpours in US history over Texas.
One debunked photo shows a shark swimming on what is said to be a flooded road.
Another shows floodwater submerging airplanes.
Meanwhile, another photo shows a looted shop which the sharer claims was ransacked during the natural disaster.
All the snaps have been proven to be either digitally faked or from previous events.
Forecasters expect the system to stay over water with 45 mph (72 kph) winds for 36 hours and then head back inland east of Houston sometime Wednesday. The system will then head north and lose its tropical strength.
Before then, up to 20 more inches (51 centimeters) of rain could fall, National Weather Service Director Louis Uccellini said Monday.
— With AP

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