This meme went viral soon after 9/11.
The accompanying text read, “We’ve seen thousands of pictures concerning the attack. However, this one will make you cringe. A simple tourist getting himself photographed on the top of the WTC just seconds before the tragedy... the camera was found in the rubble!!”
The image was obviously fake. 9/11 happened on a warm September day. The man in the photo was visiting New York City in the winter.
Many iterations followed...