Pictures of PM Modi boarding a taxi in Italy are morphed

PM Modi visited Rome to participate in the G20 Summit for discussions on global economic and health recovery from Covid-19, sustainable development, and climate change.

By Misha Rajani  Published on  1 Nov 2021 7:15 AM GMT
Pictures of PM Modi boarding a taxi in Italy are morphed

HYDERABAD: PM Modi visited Rome to participate in the G20 Summit for discussions on global economic and health recovery from Covid-19, sustainable development, and climate change.

Amid this, pictures of Modi alighting from a black Volkswagen are circulating on social media. Users claim that the Italian government did not provide a car to pick him up from the airport. It is being claimed that Modi had to take a taxi.

A blue board that reads 'la Prima App in Italia per i taxi' is written over the number plate and the board has the logo of itTaxi - a cab service app - over it.

Netizens are sharing the images with the text, "Italian Govt not even sent a car to Pick-up from Airport (sic)."



FACT CHECK:

The images are morphed.

NewsMeter performed a reverse image search and found the original pictures. Asian News International (ANI) tweeted both images on October 30, 2021. The pictures were taken Modi visited the Vatican City and met Pope Francis. A few pictures were taken during his arrival and a few during his departure.


NewsMeter compared the viral images with the original pictures and found that the original images were morphed. Boards with taxi signs were edited over the original photos.


Clearly, the viral images are morphed. The claim is false.

Claim Review:The Italian government did not provide a car to pick up Modi from the airport during G20 Summit.
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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