With social media getting more and more creative amid the coronavirus lockdown, there has also been a surge in the spread of fake news and misinformation. And if you think that the uneducated folks are the ones acting as catalyst, let us be clear that even celebs haven’t been an exception in these trying times.
Hollywood actress Sharon Stone shared a TikTok video where a tiger is seen standing on the rooftop of a house. She wrote on Twitter, "From my friend in India." While the post did send many into a frenzy searching for the reel’s source, others explained that it is an outcome of the newly released Google's '3D animal view' feature.
The feature allows people to have animals like tiger, giant panda, lion, shark, wolf, penguin and others in their own space using augmented reality (AR). For example, type Tiger in the Google Chrome app and select 'view in 3D'. Allow the object to be viewed in your space and voila!
On a related note of celebs sharing fake or doctored images include B-towners who posted a picture of lit India during the 9 baje 9 minute exercise, or Hollywood singers sharing their songs being sung by Italians from balconies amid the pandemic.
Sharon Stone is best known for her iconic leg-crossing scene from the hit 1992 film "Basic Instinct".
The movie made Stone a household name, mostly due to the moment when her character, bisexual killer Catherine Tramell, uncrosses her legs during a police interrogation to reveal she has no underwear on.
"Some years ago I was sitting on a sound stage, and my director said, 'Can you hand me your underpants because we're seeing them in the scene and you shouldn't have underpants on but we won't see anything," Stone said.
"I said, 'sure'. I didn't know this moment would change my life," she added.