It's very easy for misinformation to be spread on social media, and in the first day that Hurricane Sandy has had a grip on the East Coast, several photos have surfaced claiming to be of the mega-storm, when in fact they are not.
Buzzfeed.com gathered nine incorrectly labeled photos from around the web and discovered their true origins.
The most popular photo making rounds on social media is the photo pictured to the left of guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The photo was actually taken in September, so it is not of the guards standing out in the whipping rain and high winds of Sandy, but the guard says there are still soldiers out guarding, despite the deteriorated conditions.
The above photo is actually of Hurricane Isabel, not Sandy.
Buzzfeed says this photo is a photoshop job of the Statue of Liberty and a supercell thunderstorm from 2004 taken by photographer Mike Hollingshead.
This Manhattan skyline photo fake has been floating around Twitter, originally on the Wall Street Journal.
This ridiculous satellite picture is not of Sandy, but of Hurricane Ike.
For more viral photos that claim to be Hurricane Sandy but aren't, go to http://www.buzzfeed.com/reyhan/viral-photos-that-arent-hurricane-sandy .
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