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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Hoax image of #occupyWallStreet goes viral on Facebook


Here is an interesting example of how you must not believe everything you see on social media. The image looks pretty convincing, but as soon I saw it I started thinking suspiciously - "Where did they get such a high vantage point?" .... and the answer is Google Maps.

The story has been shared on Facebook over 22000 times, yet it is a hoax. See the image source on Google Maps here.

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