Fact Check: Edited photo of Babasaheb goes viral with misleading claim
A photo is being shared on social media. It is seen in the post that the photo of Babasaheb Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar and his wife is mounted on a bus. Social media users are claiming that this photo is on a city bus in Colombia, America. People are calling it a true tribute given by America to Babasaheb.
Sharing this photo, a user wrote – ” Colombia (USA ) Of The picture of Baba Saheb on the city bus running on the roads is a real honor , America still considers Baba Saheb as its ideal because America’s economy is based on that book. Which Babasaheb wrote as a thesis for his doctorate degree during the British period.
At the same time, a Facebook user also shared this post with a screen shot of this photo.
We did a reverse image search to fact-check the photo going viral. During this, we found the similar photo on the website of Wikimedia Commons. According to the description of this photo, it was published on 28 July 2008. This photo is of a city bus in Somerset, England. This photo was captured by a photographer named Adrian Pingstone.
Our fact check is proving that Babasaheb’s photo on the bus has been edited. His edited photo is being shared by social media users with a misleading claim.
Claim- Babasaheb Ambedkar’s photo on the buses of Colombia (USA)
Claimant- Social media users
Fact Check – Fake