All too often, people on Facebook don't click on, and more importantly, don't read the articles they share on the social networking site carefully enough. How many times have you seen a friend or colleague blindly share a hoax post? Here are just a few examples of some hoax posts that have gone viral in the past.
Well now, there's another hoax to keep an eye out for, this time involving the protests surrounding the controversial South Dakota pipeline - but the viral photo being shared isn't from South Dakota. Better yet, it's not even from this century.
The post, coming from a man in Arkansas by the name of Tyler Eldridge posted this photo, claiming that mainstream media is ignoring the magnitude of the South Dakota pipeline protests:
So what's the problem with the photo?
It's a photo from the original Woodstock festival in 1969.
Going against all the recent measures Facebook has taken against fake articles going viral, the post already has more than 400,000 shares. To add insult to injury, Eldridge is adamant about it going viral, sharing this post days after the original:
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