28 April 2015

Deconstructing a misleading tweet, one photo at a time

I found this tweet today:

Over 6,000 RTs! Except there's one problem. The two bottom pictures, which purport to show "white people in Baltimore looting"? The first was published on sfgate.com last November:

And the second was taken from reddit in January (and was also published on sfgate.com). Both pictures are apparently from an unrelated event in Oakland.

When confronted by this, the tweeter resorted to old faithful: "the narrative:" Where have we heard this before?

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