A picture shows a woman holding a protest sign saying “stop killing volcanoes to make lava lamps”, from the People’s Vote march.
The picture has been edited. The sign originally said “I’m not very happy about this” and the picture was taken in 2011.
A picture shared on Facebook of a woman holding a protest sign saying “stop killing volcanoes to make lava lamps” is, perhaps unsurprisingly, a fake.
While most readers seemed to get that this was a joke, some Facebook users seem to have misinterpreted the picture as genuine.
Another edited version repeats an internet joke about the drink Gatorade being made from alligators.
An image from a different angle also shows the same woman holding the sign with its original message.
You can read more about spotting misleading images in our how-to guide here.
This article is part of our work factchecking potentially false pictures, videos and stories on Facebook. You can read more about this—and find out how to report Facebook content—here. For the purposes of that scheme, we’ve rated this claim as a satire as the person who posted it seemed to have done so in jest.
We need facts more than ever.
Right now, it’s difficult to know what or who to trust. Misinformation is spreading. Politics and the media are being pushed to the limit by advancements in technology and uncertainty about the future. We need facts more than ever.
This is where you come in. Your donation is vital for our small, independent team to keep going, at the time when it’s needed most. With your help, we can keep factchecking and demanding better from our politicians and public figures.We can give more people the tools to decide for themselves what to believe. We can intervene more effectively where false claims cause most harm.
Become a donor today and stand up for better public debate, on all sides, across the UK.