Media Bias/Fact Check

How the Truth Can Get Damaged in a Hurricane, Too

By Image courtesy of Mike Trenchard, Earth Sciences & Image Analysis Laboratory , Johnson Space Center. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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The disinformation and falsehoods that can accompany breaking news online — involving terror attacks or national elections — have become a familiar plague in recent years. Big weather stories, it now seems clear, are not immune. On Twitter, Facebook and a handful of other venues, hundreds of thousands of people in recent days have clicked or…