This image of Manila Bay has been doctored

Published on 23/09/2020 at 10:10

An image purporting to show a long, pristine beach has been shared hundreds of times in multiple Facebook posts alongside a claim it shows Manila Bay in the Philippines after a government makeover. The claim is false; the image has been doctored from a photo taken in September 2020 of a small artificial beach that was opened by the government along the harbour in Manila Bay.