Farmers' protest has swept across the country. Farmers have called for a nationwide shutdown has on Tuesday against the farm bills.

Amidst this, an image claiming to be the tweet of Barack Obama with text: "Today I am shameful for a handshake with this man...... #narendramodi"

Several users have shared this image claiming that he tweeted this in solidarity with farmers.



Archive links:

https://web.archive.org/save/https://twitter.com/Singh06003942/status/1335981243897417730

https://web.archive.org/save/https://www.facebook.com/arsh.dhillon.3152/posts/2941377732631268

Fact Check:

Barack Obama's viral tweet is Fake.

When searched the Twitter account of Barack Obama, we found that no such tweet has been tweeted by his official Twitter handle.



The viral image shows that it was tweeted on December 5, 2020. But, on the official handle of Barack Obama, we found only 2 tweets that were completely unrelated to the topic.

Here are the screenshots of the tweets.


We also found that there are several grammatical mistakes in the tweet like 'Shamefull' and 'Hand shake'. Also, the format of date and time on the viral tweet is different from the normal pattern of Twitter.

So, a morphed image which claims to be the tweet of Barack Obama is in circulation. Barack Obama did NOT tweet that he is ashamed to have shaken hands with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

This claim has also been debunked by India Today and Alt news.

Therefore, the claim is FALSE.


Claim Review :   Purported tweet of former US president Barack Obama about Prime Minister Modi
Claimed By :  Twitter Users
Fact Check :  False

Satya Priya BN

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