David Shiffman of Southern Fried Science can tell if that “shark in flooded city streets after a storm” photo is a fake, by the pixels.

7 Responses to “How to tell if a “shark in flooded city streets after a storm” photo is a fake in 5 easy steps"”

  1. Joe Skaggs says:

    You sound derisive, Xeni, but the idea of “look for undoctored photos and do a reverse GIS or TinEye search” seems like a pretty good idea to me. It’s not pixels ‘n stuff. It’s basic reasoning.

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      You sound derisive, Xeni

      You sound like you’re projecting your own issues onto a completely neutral post.

  2. Jellodyne says:

    It helps if you’ve seen a lot of shops.

  3. Snig says:

    This assumes the shark free shots weren’t shopped by sharks.  If I were a man eating shark intent on sneaking up on folks in an urban enviroment, all I’d have to do was take a picture of an area with me in it, then without me, and then you’d all be convinced I wasn’t outside your door about to deliver a candygram.  It’s almost too easy. 

  4. duncancreamer says:

    I can tell in one step: The headline.

  5. bzishi says:

    How do you know which one is the doctored one? Maybe someone photoshopped the sharks out of the other images so that they wouldn’t cause panic.

  6. Mordicai says:

    How to tell if a “shark in flooded city streets after a storm” photo is a fake in 1 easy step
    Step 1: YES.

    (Rejected joke: 1 Weird Tip to tell if “shark in flooded city streets after a storm!”)

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