FactCheck: Reality Of The Picture Of The Woman Holding A Rifle On A Bus
A photo of a girl holding a gun is going viral on the internet. The woman is holding a rifle on a bus. Further, along with the picture, @terror_alarm wrote, Life in #Ukraine, “Life in #Ukraine, now.”
🚨🇺🇦📸Photo of the Day📸
Life in #Ukraine, now. pic.twitter.com/gel7iSsPR0
— Terror Alarm (@Terror_Alarm) February 12, 2022
Likewise, @Abbakar1030 wrote, “IMAGE recently taken of a girl on a bus in Ukraine. With well-manicured nails, chatting on her mobile while clutching AK47. Awaiting Russian troops was well-manicured AK47 awaiting Russian troops. ”
IMAGE recently taken of a girl on a bus in Ukraine. With well manicured nails,chatting on her mobile while clutching an AK47 awaiting Russian troops. 🤭 pic.twitter.com/P0F4M218M0
— Abu Bakr (@Abbakar_affan) February 12, 2022
similarly, many other social media users shared this picture on their handles.
After doing a reverse image search we got to know that, this is an old image. Moreover, we found an archived link in which the same picture was uploaded seven months ago.
Also, we found the same image on Reddit, it was uploaded on March 31, 2020.
Therefore, it is clear that users are circulating the viral image on different forums such as Reddit and meme-sharing blogs since March 2020. And, many internet users have previously attributed to numerous locations, such as Belarus and Russia. Hence, the claims with the viral image are fake and misleading. Also, it is not related to Ukraine.
|Claim Review– Reality Of The Picture Of The Woman Holding A Rifle On A Bus
Claimed by- @terror_alarm, @Abbakar1030 and other social media users
Fact check– misleading