Fact check: ‘Spiderman Modi’ stopping bus is a meme template

Hyderabad: A purported cartoon showing superhero Spiderman stopping a speeding bus full of people from hitting a child is being widely shared on social media over the past few days. It is being claimed that the ‘toon’ was published by a European newspaper.

The child seems to represent India, the Spiderman is Modi, while the bus represents the Congress, carrying “Mamta” Banerjee, China, Pakistan, Rohingya, Bangladesh, ISIS, Khalisthan. The visual seems to suggest that Spider (Modi) is single-handedly stopping trouble in the form a speeding bus.

The image has particularly gone viral on Twitter as well as Facebook following protests over the recently passed Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

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Fact Check:

After scanning international media platforms, we found no evidence to show that this image has been published in any of the European newspapers.

NewsMeter also ran a reverse image search with keywords ‘Spiderman stopping bus’, the results showed that the image was found on many places with different captions.

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Some meme platforms like imgflip, knowyourmeme have templates of this image where one can create memes with personalised captions.

The name of West Bengal Chief Minister is misspelt as ‘Mamta’ Benerjee, whereas her name is ‘Mamata Banerjee’

Therefore, the claim that the above image praising PM Modi was published in a European newspaper is FALSE. It is a meme template used across the internet.

Satya Priya BN

Motivated professional with a zeal to learn, Sathya Priya has more than 5 years of experience as a Content and Digital manager in Press, Electronic and Digital media. She is Andhra Pradesh government accredited Multimedia Journalist.
Ms Priya has worked for more than 4 years as Web and Digital media manager in Bhaarat Today, telugu TV channel. Along with news, she has experience in television program production. Demonstrated excellent management and leadership skills to lead the Digital Media staff. Worked collaboratively with staff, management and IT support.
A science Post Graduate, with great computing skills, She is a fact checker certified by Google News Initiative. She has also completed Fundamentals of Digital Marketing Certification from Google.

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