Of course they are, otherwise it wouldn’t be the BBC.
WATCH: BBC ADMITS ‘GAZA UNDER ATTACK’ IMAGES FABRICATED
The BBC has admitted that pictures of alleged Israeli airstrikes on Gaza and their aftermath may be inaccurate.
A little-known division of the corporation called BBC Trending says that many of images being shared on social media under the #GazaUnderAttack hashtag are in fact several years old, and in some cases from different conflicts.
In one case, a Twitter user posted multiple images with the caption: “This is not a matter of religion. This is a matter of humanity #GazaUnderAttack” – except one of the images was from Syria last month, and another from Baghdad in 2007.
One 16-year-old who shared another inaccurate image told BBC Trending: “I didn’t actually know that the picture was recycled,” before trying to justify it by saying: “I guess I just used it as an illustration – people don’t need to take it as a literal account. If you think of bombs going off that’s pretty much what it looks like.”