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Fact Check: Rahul Gandhi was not in the original picture, edited picture viral with false claim

Vishvas News found in its investigation that this picture is edited. Rahul Gandhi was not in the original picture.

  • By Vishvas News
  • Updated: May 18, 2022

New Delhi (Vishvas News): In a picture viral on social media, a man resembling Rahul Gandhi can be seen getting his ear cleaned by a street vendor on the roadside. It is being claimed with the post that this is Rahul Gandhi. Many people are taunting him through the post. Vishvas News found in its investigation that this picture is edited. Rahul Gandhi was not in the original picture.

What’s in the viral post?

Facebook user V Monts posted the viral image. Check the archive link here.

Investigation

Vishvas News searched this image with Google reverse image tool. We found this picture at so.city. But the man who was getting his ear cleaned, was not Rahul Gandhi, but a foreigner. This news was filed on 13 Mar 2016.

We also found this image in a story file at thestatesman.com on September 27, 2021. In this picture also, the man who was getting his ear cleaned, was not Rahul Gandhi, but a foreigner.

We reached out to Congress leader Pranav Jha in this regard. He told that the viral picture is edited.

The difference between the viral picture and the original one can be seen in the collage below.

In the last phase of the investigation, Vishvas News checked the social background of the user V Monts who shared this claim. The user has hidden his information.

Conclusion: Vishvas News found in its investigation that this picture is edited. Rahul Gandhi was not in the original picture.

  • Claim Review : Gandhi getting his ears c;leaned
  • Claimed By : मनीराम विश्वकर्मा हिंदू
  • Fact Check : False
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