Did News Outlets Publish Old Photographs of Crowded Jacksonville, Florida Beaches in April 2020?

Posted on AllSides April 21st, 2020
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A viral image of a crowded beach in Jacksonville, Florida was not taken as beaches reopened in April 2020 -- it was an old, stock photograph.
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On April 18 2020, multiple news organizations published photographs purportedly showing newly-reopened beaches in Jacksonville, Florida, in articles with headlines such as, “Jacksonville beach packed as Florida coronavirus cases hit record”:

Floridians didn’t waste any time getting back to the sun and surf when beaches and parks were reopened in Jacksonville — the same day the state...

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