Is that Viral Photo Real or Fake? It’s Easy to Find out

There are more than 500 million photographs shared every day on social media.

Some pictures really get around or “go viral.” At times the images are so amazing it is hard to tell if they are real or if they have been altered.

It is important, especially for businesses and brands, to make sure the images and information being shared is legit.

The recent brutal winter weather across the country, coined the “Polar Vortex,” has prompted many questionable viral photos. After one photo was shared of a lighthouse said to be in the Windy City, Chicago’s WGN News got to the bottom of it. They put together a video on the best way to determine if pictures on social media are real before you share them.

Check out this how-to video below.

[Source:; WGN News Chicago]