You know all those photos you’re seeing of the Amazon fires? Beware of the fakes:
Stop sharing those viral photos of the Amazon burning. They’re fake. https://t.co/6pqriYWDYU
— Mother Jones (@MotherJones) August 21, 2019
One of the major offenders flagged by Mother Jones? None other than French President Emmanuel Macron. According to Mother Jones, this photo was taken in 2003:
Our house is burning. Literally. The Amazon rain forest – the lungs which produces 20% of our planet’s oxygen – is on fire. It is an international crisis. Members of the G7 Summit, let's discuss this emergency first order in two days! #ActForTheAmazon pic.twitter.com/dogOJj9big
— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) August 22, 2019
And the New York Post dinged soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo and actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Jaden Smith:
— New York Post (@nypost) August 23, 2019
The Amazon Rainforest produces more than 20% of the world’s oxygen and its been burning for the past 3 weeks. It’s our responsibility to help to save our planet. #prayforamazonia pic.twitter.com/83bNL5a37Q
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) August 22, 2019
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#Regram #RG @IamNickRose: Terrifying to think that the Amazon is the largest rain forest on the planet, creating 20% of the earth’s oxygen, basically the lungs of the world, has been on fire and burning for the last 16 days running, with literally NO media coverage whatsoever! Why?
Fake, but accurate as CNN’s favorite Reliable Source might say.