Iranian Protest Photo Hoax
This photograph was posted at a lot of blogs (including LGF) and even some mainstream news sites yesterday, after someone uploaded it to Twitpic; it seems to show Iranian protesters battling riot police to a standstill:
But it turns out that the photo was not from Iran — it was taken last June in Honduras: FILE - Supporters of ousted Honduras’ President Manuel Zelaya clash with soldiers near the presidential residency Tegucigalpa.
This is yet another reminder to be careful about stories and photos posted at Twitter — sometimes they’re pure disinformation.
(Hat tip: LGF readers.)