A Photoshoped image of journalist Barkha Dutt holding Pakistan’s flag was shared on Twitter on Wednesday. The original tweet has since been deleted. Dutt, a favourite target for online trolls who disagree with her views, retweeted the image saying “More fake news spotting from the RW Photoshop factory.”
More fake news spotting from the RW Photoshop factory. https://t.co/GRfrx6RVid
— barkha dutt (@BDUTT) May 3, 2017
BOOM was easily able to find the original picture. A side by side comparison of the two photos show the image has been Photoshoped and cropped from a larger image on the right. BOOM reached out to Dutt about the picture but has not received a reply yet.
The manipulated image was created by the Twitter handle @Atheist_Krishna.
— Krishna (@Atheist_Krishna) April 27, 2017
A screenshot of an article on www.careers360.com shows that the original image is at least a few years old.