Fake hurricane Florence image depicts Sharknado scenario
Ever wonder what happens to the thousands of evacuees who flee the state to wait out an impending natural disaster, while fretting about what will be waiting for them when they return? Why they create fake news, of course.
Category 1 hurricane Florence made landfall on the US East Coast early Friday, and already more than 60 people have been rescued from a collapsing motel that was succumbing to the battering wind and pelting rain.
Remember when Sharknado came out & we all laughed at how stupid it was?About that 👇🏽👇🏽🦈🌪 #HurricanefFlorencepic.twitter.com/SDOqkrY1YA— Dave Fuller (@FullerForReal) September 11, 2018
Y’all laughed at Sharknado. Who’s laughing now? pic.twitter.com/5Y7GqQyuWU— Alan Johnson (@TheAlanJohnson) September 13, 2018
However that wasn’t dramatic enough for the few with plenty of time on their hands and enough electricity to power BreakYourOwnNews.com. A fake graphic depicting a satellite image of Hurricane Florence with a bottom newsreal reading; “Florence now contains sharks” has gone viral on Twitter.
#Sharknado is real people! 🌪 🦈 pic.twitter.com/qp8VTnpefH— Paul Worcester (@PaulWorcester) September 11, 2018
When the movie comes to life!#HurricaneFlorence#Sharknadopic.twitter.com/ToALxwNAhm— Jeremy AKA The Fam (@jbman89) September 12, 2018
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For those who aren’t bad-movie fiends, the joke is a reference to the Sharknado film series. A slew of so-terrible-they’re-great films featuring various sharks making landfall in the eye of a tornado.
Believe it or not, this is a shark on the freeway in Houston, Texas. #HurricaneHarvypic.twitter.com/ANkEiEQ3Y6— Jason Michael (@Jeggit) August 28, 2017
The shark-bate fake news was also spread during Hurricane Harvey as it batter Houston, Texas, in August 2017. An image of a shark swimming down a highway went viral before it was discovered to be a doctored image.