So is that pic of Turks walking across the Bosphorus bridge fake/photoshopped/recycled or not?—
Brent E. Sasley (@besasley) June 01, 2013
As Twitchy reported yesterday, demonstrations in Istanbul turned violent as #OccupyGezi protesters and Turkish police clashed. The unrest continued Saturday, and many Twitter users circulated a dramatic photo of thousands crossing Bosphorus Bridge en route to Taksim Square.
Because we’re givers, here’s a PSA for Touré, a guy who’s been known to spread fake images on Twitter: This photo wasn’t taken today. It wasn’t even taken in 2013.
It appears to be a photo of marathoners crossing the Bosphorus Bridge.
Don't just believe everything on twitter… pictures of the bridge being full of people r fake too, the pic is from a marathon few yrs ago—
Ayse (@Aysss___) June 01, 2013
Correction – the bridge picture was from the Istanbul marathon 2012 but tweeted as a protest picture.—
Ghaffar Hussain (@GhaffarH) June 01, 2013