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Fact-Check: Shashi Tharoor posts a morphed image that mocks the Modi Government

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On November 6,2021, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor posted a photo on twitter of a truck. The back of the truck said “Please do not honk, the Modi Government is sleeping”.

Tharoor’s tweet

The image got over 35,000 likes on Twitter alone.

We also found that the official handle of Congress posted the image in 2019.

Image posted by INC in 2019

Fact-Check:

Upon performing a reverse image search, we found that the image was first posted by a blog as far back as 2011. In the original image, it can be seen that this text does not exist and the image is morphed.

Original image

Since the image is morphed, this claim is fake.

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Digital Forensics, Research and Analytics Centre (DFRAC) is a non-partisan and independent media organisation which focuses on fact-checking and identifying hate speech. With the popularisation of the internet came the challenge of information overload and often times, our feeds are overpopulated with conflicting, incendiary and false information which is increasingly becoming difficult to ignore and not believe in

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