HYDERABAD: A picture of hoarding in the United States is viral on social media.

It reads: "Nothing in this country is free. If you are getting something without paying for it, thank a taxpayer. Not to Kejriwal."

Click here and here to view claims.

However, NewsMeter found that this image has been edited. The text, "Not to Kejriwal," has been added to the original image.

FACT CHECK:

We performed a reverse image search and found several sites that carried the original image. The words "Not to Kejriwal" are not written in the original picture.




We performed a reverse image search and found several sites that carried the original image. The words "Not to Kejriwal" are not written in the original picture.We found an article on the website 'al.com' which carried the original image. The image became viral on social media after it was tweeted by 'AlFreeMarket' in 2015. The location of the billboard has been identified as South Alabama in the US.

Evidently, an image of a billboard in the US was edited and passed with false claims.


Claim Review :   Kejriwal makes it US hoarding
Claimed By :  Twitter Users
Fact Check :  False

Misha Rajani

Misha Rajani is a Fact Checker at NewsMeter. She is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from St. Francis College for Women. She has written a thesis on “ Role of social media in highlighting injustice”. Apart from pursuing a career in news writing, Misha is also skilled in graphic designing. You can follow Misha on Twitter @misharajani00

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