An image featuring Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah purportedly sitting in front of a jam-packed crowd is circulating on social media. “Modi and his well-wishers.”, reads the caption attached to the same image posted by a Facebook page We Support Dr Subramanian Swamy. This post has been shared more than 700 times and liked more than 3,400 times. Few more individuals on Facebook and Twitter have shared the image with the identical text.
One Bijay Dutta also posted the image saying, “In support of Champion of the Earth Narendra Modi jee tsunami start with huge waves Namo again”.
Alt News found that the enormous crowd shown in the image is digitally manipulated. We were able to establish that the image has been doctored through a simple reverse image search on Google, which led to the original picture.
Alt News traced the image back to December 2017, when Amit Shah and PM Modi were seen sharing a dais at the swearing-in ceremony of Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur.
— BJP LIVE (@BJPLive) December 27, 2017
Amit Shah’s attire in the original image can be matched with the other photographs, featuring him, from the same event.
Shimla: Virender Kanwar and Vikram Singh take oath as cabinet ministers of Himachal Pradesh government pic.twitter.com/Dgbqg012XV
— ANI (@ANI) December 27, 2017
In the image posted below, the photoshopped image has been juxtaposed with the original picture.
A digitally manipulated image was circulated on social media to bolster a ‘tsunami’ of people supporting Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Independent journalism that speaks truth to power and is free of corporate and political control is possible only when people contribute towards the same. Please consider donating in support of this endeavour to fight misinformation and disinformation.
To make an instant donation, click on the "Donate Now" button above. For information regarding donation via Bank Transfer/Cheque/DD, click here.