The Huffington Post, 2 other foreign news websites fall for "fake" photo of Jeane Napoles in a bathtub full of euros
There’s such a thing called "stock photo."
It’s a stock photo! The photo on top of a woman bathing in euros was mistakenly indetified as a photo of Jeane Napoles. The real Jeane Napoles is shown in the bottom picture. It’s beem confirmed the the top photo is actually a "stock photo," a generic image sold by photo providers like Thinkstock. (Screenshot of photos as posted on the Daily Mail)
Julliane Love de Jesus of Inquirer.net reports that foreign news websites Huffington Post, the Daily Mail, and News.com.au "posted the photo of a woman bathing in money who was identified as Jeane Lim-Napoles, the daughter of detained businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles."
The report explained that Huffington Post used the wrong photo of Jeane to accompany its story about the tax evasion charges filed against her by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) last week. "The Huffpost article sourced its story from news.com.au, an Australia-based news website, which in turn cited the Agence France Presse," the article said. The same photo of a woman bathing in a tub full of money was also posted on the dailymail.co.uk and news.com.au.
Jeane's name was linked to the photo after news.com.au uploaded on October 10 the picture with a caption: "A photograph posted on social media sites by Jeane Lim-Napoles, the daughter of Manila businesswoman, Janet Lim-Napoles, show an extravagance that has attracted the eye of the tax man." Twitter users and netizens called the news sites' attention to the fake photo minutes after they posted their articles about the younger Napoles online.
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