One particular popular tweet about swans returning to Venice has gotten nearly 550,000 favorites—as well as replies like “You actually posted a photograph of my hometown, Burano, the swans live in the lagoon and have actually been there for over 20 years. ” Meanwhile, the Italian behind one of the early real viral tweets has since joined in circulating a photo of a crocodile that’s been Photoshopped, and some are still falsely under the impression that the change is due to improved water quality. good news: due to a dramatic decrease in pollution caused by the quarantine, the water in the venice canals is currently clean for the first time in 60 years!! pic. twitter.
Dolphins are out to play in Venice. https://t.co/5IBjWqa95K— W Magazine (@wmag) March 18, 2020