Fake hurricane Florence image depicts Sharknado scenario
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.
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.
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.
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.