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FALSE: ‘Photo’ of lightning streaks during Taal Volcano eruption
The photo shows a volcano in Chile from 2015, not Taal

Rappler.com

Published 8:03 AM, January 14, 2020
Updated 8:18 AM, January 14, 2020











Claim: Facebook page Philippine Weather System/Earthquake Update posted a photo of what looked like volcanic smoke mixed with lightning streaks, and said it was a photo of Taal Volcano.
The page captioned its post: “#TaalVolcano The most amazing shots habang nag aalburuto ang bulkang Taal kagabi (while Taal Volcano was erupting last night).” It was posted on Monday, January 13, a day after Taal Volcano erupted.
The post was accompanied by another photo showing dark clouds and fewer lightning streaks.
A reader emailed the Philippine Weather System/Earthquake Update’s post to Rappler for fact checking. As of writing, it had over 1,200 shares, 1,800 reactions, and 90 comments.
Rating: FALSE

The facts:
The photo was taken in Chile, not in the Philippines, by award-winning Chilean freelance photographer You must register or login to view this.. It was a photo of the You must register or login to view this. in southern Chile in April 2015. A reverse image search shows copies of the photo had been available online as early as December 2015.
“Witnessing the eruption of a volcano for some can be scary and I understand it, but for me it is the greatest image of the power of nature...the power of creation,” Negroni wrote in the description of the photo You must register or login to view this. in Spanish.
In 2018, art and visual culture websites You must register or login to view this. and You must register or login to view this. wrote separate articles on Negroni and his works. Both articles featured the same photo posted by Philippine Weather System/Earthquake Update.
Meanwhile, the second image posted by the page was a You must register or login to view this. taken by photographer Paul Quiambao as it was erupting.
This is not the only false photo associated with Taal Volcano eruption that You must register or login to view this. On January 13, Rappler fact checked a You must register or login to view this. of a volcano violently erupting, which was also claimed to be Taal. This was also false. – Pauline Macaraeg/Rappler.com
Keep us aware of suspicious Facebook pages, groups, accounts, websites, articles, or photos in your network by contacting us at factcheck@rappler.com. Let us battle disinformation one You must register or login to view this. at a time.
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That Poppy

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Good thing may mga ng fact check. dami talga nag post nf mga fake news hindi sila nakakatulong nakakadagdag lang sa takot ng mga tao
 

Lautir_21

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Okay lang yan photo ang fake eh kpag rappler gumawa ng news mas walang katotohanan eh, hnd nangyayari mas malala pa raw sa war zone ang pilipinas dahil sa war on drugs 😂😂
 

lazarop33

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Eto ang tunay Not Originally mine but I'm sure na tunay to. I'm From San Luis Batangas. Out kami ng 14KM Danger zone pero affected pdn kami ng Volcanic E.Quake. sana maging ayos na ang lahat.
 

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