A viral image of the man who, with a 16-foot tiger shark in the vicinity of a pier in North Carolina is fake, local media reported.
A picture of a man kneeling in front of a washed-up 16-foot tiger shark off the coast of North Carolina went viral this week — but now that the authenticity is doubtful.
Thousands shared this photo of the man with a 16-foot shark in the #OBX. But there is a big problem with the image.https://t.co/UA78mheY0X pic.twitter.com/kE4Ip5ToAL
— The News & Observer (@newsobserver) August 28, 2018
According to the News & Observer of Raleigh, the photo is fake. The picture is one of the many Photoshopped images on the Facebook page of photographer Alex, Lex, the newspaper.
Nevertheless, there are many users of social media seemed to believe the photo was authentic.
As of the beginning of the Wednesday, the photo had been shared 6,200 times, attracted 1200 comments and inspired more than 900 responses.
In the beginning of August, the Outer Banks resident caught local media attention when he posted a photo of the cars to appear to be immersed in water. The caption read, “7/29 Heavy rain cause major flooding around the Outer Banks … Nags Head,NC”.
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Bradford Betz is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @bradford_betz.