You've seen the images from Hurricane Sandy -- sharks in subway stations, sinister clouds swirling over the Statue of Liberty, video of a McDonald's slowly flooding, a seal flopping around on a Manhattan street. All very dramatic -- and all fake. There are two categories of fake Sandy images: The kind where somebody used Photoshop to create something scary, like most of the photos you see of sharks swimming though flooded streets or splahing playfully in a flooded subway station. And then there are the shots that are technically real, but they were taken during some other storm, maybe in some other part of the country.
The website snopes.com
debunks internet myths all the time -- 9/11 conspiracies, Bigfoot, you name it -- and they have a special section where they analyze Hurricane Sandy fakes.