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Aug 21 - Stop Sharing Those Viral Photos of the Amazon Burning
 

 
They’re fake.



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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. There are very real fires burning in the Amazon and they do deserve more coverage, but there’s a big problem with this viral campaign: Most of the photos claiming to show the fires are fakes.

The Amazon has experienced more than 80 percent more fires in 2019 than in the same period last year, according to a National Institute for Space Research (INPE) report from August 2019. Many of them were started by farmers deliberately clearing land for cattle ranching, Reuters reports, and they have increased since Jair Bolsonaro, who is unsympathetic to rainforest preservation efforts, took office as president of Brazil in January.

On Monday, an ominous cloud of smoke from the fires settled over Sao Paulo, Brazil’s largest city. See the picture here:

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But many of the viral images that purportedly show the blazes are actually from different fires.

This photo below, which has been retweeted more than 16,000 times, was posted on a climate website called ALERT in February 2019 and also appears at the 7:55 mark in this 2018 presentation about climate change. Climate website ClimateBrief credits the image to Alamy Stock Photo.


None of the photos in the viral photoset below fairly represents the current Amazon fires. The first, top left, depicts a forest fire in California and was uploaded to the US Department of Agriculture’s Flickr account in 2013. The second does depict a fire in the Amazon, but dates back to 1989, according to the Guardian. The third photo on the bottom left is a copy of the image I mentioned above. Finally, the fourth is a digital map of South American fires from news website InfoAmazonia, and while it ostensibly represents the locations and frequency of forest fires in the Amazon, it is cropped to omit the key, which shows that the shaded areas represent the frequency of fires between 2000 and 2012, and the yellow areas represent fires from 2000 to 2014.



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 4 weeks ago '19        #2
JamesFranco  62 heat pts62
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Fake
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 4 weeks ago '17        #3
JacobWatch  10 heat pts10
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Fake photos or not...is the sh*t really burning?
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 4 weeks ago '16        #4
Yaggy  7 heat pts7
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South America is experiencing historical levels of development. Deforestation is the real problem as well as polluting fresh waters
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 4 weeks ago '08        #5
GoldBluded  752 heat pts752
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 JacobWatch said
Fake photos or not...is the sh*t really burning?
The photos are fake , the damage is real.
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 4 weeks ago '16        #6
Blockafella  48 heat pts48
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What’s the point of this thread..

Ok some news sites and twitter accounts used “stock” fire photos and not the actual rainforest burning, I’m shocked



But the rainforest is indeed burning and the facts behind that are real so?


Last edited by Blockafella; 08-21-2019 at 08:07 PM..
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 4 weeks ago '16        #7
Ghostface Killa  8 heat pts8
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They have to share fake images bcuz there are no real images due to the MSM blackout

Cover the issue and provide real images if you're so upset about it
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 4 weeks ago '05        #8
autoraptronix  15 heat pts15
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 GoldBluded said
The photos are fake , the damage is real.
Ikr.

Why the hell does it matter if a picture of a burning tree is from another forest?? The point of them going viral is to spread awareness of the situation. This is the opposite of fake news. Posting memes referring to real events doesn't make them fake.

 4 weeks ago '18        #9
STUNT101 
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fu*k up the world just fu*k up the world
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 4 weeks ago '10        #10
The Insomniac  9 heat pts9
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Razah Cuts .......you're a fu*king clown

 4 weeks ago '04        #11
DavidMSaze  1 heat pts1
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 GoldBluded said
The photos are fake , the damage is real.
I wouldn’t say the photos are fake. They’re old photos of the rainforest being burnt for hack and slash. Old yes. Fake no.

 4 weeks ago '18        #12
BrooklynDamien  5 heat pts5
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Damn. I just read about people planting a gang of trees and sh*t. We just gonna watch the world literally burn huh? sh*t sad

 4 weeks ago '08        #13
litdes 
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 JacobWatch said
Fake photos or not...is the sh*t really burning?
This!!

 4 weeks ago '18        #14
Turfaholic3  2 heat pts2
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Yup. Humans are about to be up outta here.
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 4 weeks ago '09        #15
minnesota763  6 heat pts6
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saw a vid on twitter of an indigenous woman pleading about the fires... claiming ppl were setting fires, illegal deforestation to make room for cattle ranching! Kinda makes sense that we are now hearing about it, since it’s been weeks! they didn’t want us to know...
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 4 weeks ago '18        #16
Turfaholic3  2 heat pts2
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 minnesota763 said
saw a vid on twitter of an indigenous woman pleading about the fires... claiming ppl were setting fires, illegal deforestation to make room for cattle ranching! Kinda makes sense that we are now hearing about it, since it’s been weeks! they didn’t want us to know...
South America been telling stories of deforestation forever. I think even Captain Planet touched on it.
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 3 weeks ago '18        #17
Gmac 
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The wealthy are sick

 3 weeks ago '13        #18
boopityboop  25 heat pts25
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 minnesota763 said
saw a vid on twitter of an indigenous woman pleading about the fires... claiming ppl were setting fires, illegal deforestation to make room for cattle ranching! Kinda makes sense that we are now hearing about it, since it’s been weeks! they didn’t want us to know...
I don't know what it is about motherfu*kers who spend all day around cows but they seem to be sh*tbags worldwide. Fulani Herdsmen are wreaking havoc in multiple countries across West Africa.

 3 weeks ago '04        #19
Grisly  39 heat pts39
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what difference does it make if the photos are real or fake if it's raising awareness about the ACTUAL fire that is indeed burning in the rainforest right now?

i mean i get accuracy would be preferred but are you insinuating that no awareness is better than fake pictures and real awareness about a real issue?

if so you're the fu*king idiot

 3 weeks ago '13        #20
AHernsGun  8 heat pts8
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it was lit on purpose you retards. stop stoking the flames of retardation and division on the internet.

when are you fu*kwads going to realize the internet is a tool, it is not a truth telling machine. its a piece of sh*t capitalistic algorithm keeping yall stupid and busy.
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 3 weeks ago '08        #21
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 Ghostface k*lla said
They have to share fake images bcuz there are no real images due to the MSM blackout

Cover the issue and provide real images if you're so upset about it
Exactly

 3 weeks ago '15        #22
DamianDragunov 
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 boopityboop said
I don't know what it is about motherfu*kers who spend all day around cows but they seem to be sh*tbags worldwide. Fulani Herdsmen are wreaking havoc in multiple countries across West Africa.








Maybe the cows are getting humans back through mind control!!!


Stay woke!!




 3 weeks ago '07        #23
DoctorNBA  65 heat pts65
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Man what aint fake anymore? We live in a fake society with fake news and fake pics and fake hair and fake butts. Its not cool to be real no more.

 3 weeks ago '18        #24
Jwardisback3rd 
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New ish was fake when some stupid a*s posted two deers in a river with a forest surrounded by it on fire ha ha anyways if it spreading awareness then post all that stuff fu*k it



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