Politics 30 October 2012 The first thing you should do before retweeting that awesome Hurricane Sandy picture Can I get a fact check? Sign up for our weekly email * Print HTML › Fortnum and Mason launches "privilege spread" Not a picture of Hurricane Sandy Alex Hern is a technology reporter for the Guardian. He was formerly staff writer at the New Statesman. You should follow Alex on Twitter. Subscribe from just £1 per issue More Related articles Everything that is wonderful about The Sun’s HMS Global Britain Brexit boat The Daily Mail attacks its own campaign over Guantanamo Bay story What is the Scottish Six and why are people getting so upset about it?