The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported that Hurricane Irma had airlifted several sharks.
In early September 2017, Hurricane Irma, one of the strongest storms in recorded history, hit several Caribbean islands, causing massive damage and killing at least 13 people. The destruction was not dramatic enough for some, however, as a doctored image showing a purported news ticker reading “Irma Now Contains Sharks,” sur on social media:
This image, of course, is fake. The fake news ticker was digitally added as a joke about the Sharknado sci-fi movie series. Judging by the easily-missed watermark in the upper-right corner of the image, it was likely created on , a web site that allows users to generate their own fake news images.
The image of the hurricane itself, however, is real. It was taken by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and truly shows the massive size of Hurricane Irma as …