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Did Virat Kohli Endorse Congress’ Bharat Jodo Yatra? No, Viral Photograph Of Indian Cricketer Is Edited

Authors

Vasudha noticed the growing problem of mis/disinformation online after studying New Media at ACJ in Chennai and became interested in separating facts from fiction. She is interested in learning how global issues affect individuals on a micro level. Before joining Newschecker’s English team, she was working with Latestly.

(The article was originally published in Newschecker Malayalam by Sabloo Thomas)

Claim

Photograph shows Virat Kohli wearing a t-shirt with ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ written on it.

Bharat Jodo Yatra
Screenshot of tweet by @Shrikan07387910

Archived version of the tweet can be seen here.

Fact

A Google reverse image search on the viral photograph led us to a Facebook post by Virat Kohli Fan’s Club, dated March 25, 2018. The post featured a picture of Kohli wearing a plain white shirt, and sitting in a posture as seen in the viral image. In addition, the composition of both the pictures was identical.

Image posted by Virat Kohli Fan’s Club on Facebook

The search also led us to an Instagram post by photographer Rohan Shrestha, dated September 23, 2016, carrying the same photograph of Virat Kohli- as seen in the Facebook post. Shrestha had tagged the former Indian skipper in the post and written “ #whiteTseries #blackandwhite ##headshot.”

Screengrab of Instagram post by Rohan Shrestha

On comparing the viral photograph of Kohli wearing a Bharat Jodo Yatra t-shirt with his picture posted by Shrestha, we could conclude the both to be the same.

(L-R) Image posted by Rohan Shrestha and the viral image

We could thus conclude that the viral photo showing Virat Kohli in a ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ t-shirt has been digitally edited.

Result: Altered Photo

Sources

Facebook Post By Virat Kohli Fan’s Club, Dated March 25, 2018
Instagram Post By Rohan Shrestha, Dated September 23, 2016
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Authors

Vasudha noticed the growing problem of mis/disinformation online after studying New Media at ACJ in Chennai and became interested in separating facts from fiction. She is interested in learning how global issues affect individuals on a micro level. Before joining Newschecker’s English team, she was working with Latestly.

Vasudha Beri
Vasudha Beri
Vasudha noticed the growing problem of mis/disinformation online after studying New Media at ACJ in Chennai and became interested in separating facts from fiction. She is interested in learning how global issues affect individuals on a micro level. Before joining Newschecker’s English team, she was working with Latestly.

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