Not many people doubt the veracity of black-and-white photos that supposedly show historical events. However, even historical photos can be used to spread false stories. On social media, it’s common for old photos to be shared with false descriptions – whether intentionally or not.

One photo purports to show a Coca-Cola ad aimed at Nazis. Another supposedly shows women kissing soldiers goodbye as they leave for World War II. But both stories are false. A historian who specialises in debunking false history explained the truth between these two photos in the Observers’ TV show. Jo Hedwig Teeuwisse runs the Twitter account Fake History Hunter.

Another photo that’s been shared widely on social media is falsely described as showing how the animated-comedy movie "The Minions" was inspired by a Nazi experiment. See this link below.

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