Divya Spandana, social media in-charge of the Indian National Congress (Congress) tweeted a photoshopped picture of Adolf Hitler while taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The actor turned politician tweeted an image purporting to show a side-by-side comparison of Hitler with Modi. The photo purports to show Hitler pulling the ears of a little girl alongside a picture of Modi pulling a little boy’s ears.
The photoshopped image showing Hitler holding the little girl’s ears is meant to show a likeness between the two leaders.
Spandana tweeted the image with the question, “what are your thoughts?”
What are your thoughts? pic.twitter.com/b8GcgKL2ih— Divya Spandana/Ramya (@divyaspandana) April 29, 2019
Click here to view an archived version of the tweet.
The comparison of Hitler with Narendra Modi through the photoshopped image had been doing the rounds on social media earlier as well.
A reverse image search shows the photo has been digitally altered. The original image shows Hitler holding the girl’s shoulders and not pulling her ears.
The Express.co.uk published a series of photographs of Adolf Hitler in March 2017, titled ‘Hitler as you have never seen.’ The collection documents a ‘soft’ side of the German dictator. The photo gallery is termed to be part of the Nazi propaganda postcards. The photographs can be accessed here.
Spandana has not deleted her tweet despite netizens pointing out that the image is fake.
BOOM reached out to Divya Spandana who said she had retweeted a fact-check and that it was “acceptance of a mistake”. But did not explain why she had failed to delete the misleading photo
Meanwhile Narendra Modi’s picture with a little boy was clicked four years ago, during the former’s visit to Japan. The image was clicked by news agency PTI.