Bloggers bust BP

Photograph>> Oil Spill • The US

Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015

imageIn late July, BP admitted to doctoring photographs to show that BP was hard at work in a salvaging mission at the Gulf of Mexico oil spill site.

A blog identified an altered photograph on BP's website.

The website said it was a photo taken from inside a helicopter that shows vessels working near the damaged well. It appears as though the helicopter is in the air.

But the blogger zoomed in the photograph and found the helicopter was not in the air; the dashboard indicated that the door and ramp were open.

BP spokesman acknowledged the helicopter was on the deck of a vessel at the spill site. The helicopter photo is the second doctored BP image busted by bloggers in a week. Earlier, noticed that BP had altered an image of its crisis response centre in Houston.

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