Fact check: Viral image of a man holding placard about fuel prices is morphed

On petrol diesel, Modi Ji is taking 16 rupees and Gehlot 40 rupees, yet Modi, who takes 16 rupees, is their enemy and...

By Misha Rajani  Published on  25 Feb 2021 6:21 AM GMT
Fact check: Viral image of a man holding placard about fuel prices is morphed

HYDERABAD: Amid the increase in fuel prices, an image of a man holding a placard is viral on social media.

The board upon translation reads, "On petrol diesel, Modi Ji is taking 16 rupees and Gehlot 40 rupees, yet Modi, who takes 16 rupees, is their enemy and Gehlot is their friend".


Newsmeter found that the viral image has been edited to falsely claim that Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot charges more price for petrol.

FACT CHECK:

We performed a reverse image search and found several similar tweets that showed the same man in the image. However, the text on the placard kept changing.


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This ascertains that the image has been edited several times with separate slogans to support different narratives.

Although NewsMeter could not verify the original image, it is clear that the viral image is edited with a false narrative.


Claim Review:Viral image of a man holding placard about fuel prices
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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