There are some surprising stories here that were not quite what they seemed. Ranging from stunts, to frankly offensive through to mistakes. Think this makes the point that PR and marketing people let alone journalists need to be cautious. For 'stunts' one might expect a degree of payback from any misled media organisation!
It was another busy year for journalists debunking fake or misleading images on social media. In 2015, many pictures and videos went viral, some for all the wrong reasons. There were deliberate fakes created to deceive the public and then there were misleading images shared, often during breaking news situations, that were entirely unrelated to the story. Were you caught out by any of these?