Truckers Strike 2013: Fake Photos, Allegedly of Protest, Being Shared on Social Media
Truckers Strike 2013: Fake Photos, Allegedly of Protest, Being Shared on Social Media

At least four fake photos of the truckers “strike” on Oct. 11, 2013 are being prominently shared across Twitter and Facebook.

The photos all show trucks supposedly in or on their way to Washington, D.C. to participate in the planned three-day protest, called “Truckers for the Constitution.”

Dozens of trucks drove for hours on the Beltway in D.C. and Virginia on Friday. The thousands that organizers spoke of didn’t appear, but the protest is scheduled to run through Sunday night.

While traffic was slowed somewhat by the convoys of truckers–particularly in the morning–by the evening rush hour it appeared that many of the truckers had pulled out.

Epoch Times was able to confirm at least four fake photos being circulated on Facebook and Twitter that are not of the protest today.

What appeared to be the most shared photo, showing a convoy of trucks taking off on a two-lane highway, presumably on its way to the protest, with people cheering on the roadside, is actually from a Make-a-Wish Foundation event in May.

Another photo, showing a lighted truck that has an American flag on the side, appears to be from 2012.

The two other photos appear to be false because it rained in the Washington D.C. metro area today, and the photos show dry pavement and clear skies. 

See the photos below, and real photos of the protest here 

  • Joseph Blow

    It’s been raining in the VA/MD/DC area for days. There has been no sunshine. Those are from other events on other days, including charity events.

    Why lie?

  • Barking Eagle

    Hi. This is the owner of barkingeagle.wordpress.com. We are not part of the trucker group/organization. We simply posted news/info/pic that was provided to us – we would be happy to point you to the owners if you’d like us to. We’ve been actively letting people know about fake photos as we come across them – mostly being circulated on FB and twitter. We had to contact a few people privately to ask them to please stop posting the photos on our facebook page. It was mostly the pile-up photo from the trucker strike in Italy, 2007. We would appreciate it if you would please remove the reference to our blog (since the title of your article implies we have posted fake photos), or edit it to say “here are some legitimate photos of the event”… Please feel free to contact us via FB, twitter, or our blog anytime. Thank you ~ Barking Eagle P.S.

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