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Someone Posted The ‘Real’ Photo Of The Paris Protest Fire But It Quickly Got Shut Down

Published 1 month ago

Recently, a picture emerged on social media, showing a fire burning in front of the Arc de Triomphe amidst the Paris protests. Then someone posted another image, ‘debunking’ the photo as fake news, saying it was shot at a certain angle to make it appear bigger than it really was. But turns out it wasn’t that simple.

After seeing the ‘real’ photo of the fire, international news agency Agence France-Presse (AFP) did their own take on this ‘debunking’. They explained that the two pictures weren’t even taken on the same day: “Perspective matters, and so do dates and places… because these two photos were taken on two different days in two different places, in Paris.” This was a perfect example of the importance of knowing your news sources – see the full Twitter thread in the gallery below!

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Someone recently posted the ‘real’ pictures of the Paris protest fire


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But the international news agency Agence France-Presse (AFP) did their own take on this ‘debunking’


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They explained how the pictures weren’t taken on the same day and highlighted the importance of knowing your sources

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People on the internet shared their thoughts

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