Photos Of Amazon Fires

Posted on 8/22/2019 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (0)

It’s bad enough that social media users are grabbing photos they find on the Internet and using them without compensation or credit, but they are also using them in ways that totally mis-represents the story the image creator was trying to tell.

Increasingly, not only is it impossible to believe anything you READ on the Internet, you can’t even believe anything you SEE on it either. The only thing you can reasonably trust is something that was posted by a major, creditable news organization and sometimes even these organizations make mistakes or have editorial bias.

Mother Jones magazine points out that “the hashtag #AmazonRainforest was trending on Twitter Wednesday, with many users outraged that the mainstream media was not sufficiently reporting on the fires that have ravaged the world’s largest rainforest.”

Unfortunately, many of the images posted on this site are years old, or not even of the Amazon. Check out the story.


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