Fact check: 'Spiderman Modi' stopping bus is a meme template

By Satya Priya BN  Published on  28 Dec 2019 7:18 AM GMT
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).


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.

Spidey modi template

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.

Claim Review:'Spiderman Modi' stopping bus
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:NewsMeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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