So is that pic of Turks walking across the Bosphorus bridge fake/photoshopped/recycled or not?
— Brent E. Sasley (@besasley) June 1, 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.
Dear Foreign Press reps tweeting attached Bosphorus Bridge pic w/ protesters. You were punked by manipulators http://t.co/IRWclA8eDv
— AEK (@influxTR) June 1, 2013
— Jeff Jarvis (@jeffjarvis) June 1, 2013
— Anthony De Rosa (@AntDeRosa) June 1, 2013
— Rhesus (@kanka124) June 1, 2013