Tamilnadu — Digitally Altered Images Of Tamilnadu Chief Minister M K Stalin Circulated With False Claims: Fact-Check 

A picture featuring M K Stalin, the chief minister of Tamilnadu, with a framed photo of the late Jayalalithaa, the former chief minister of Tamil Nadu, hanging on a wall in the background, has been circulated as authentic.

Vinayak Elango (“@Vinayak14188891“) tweeted the viral picture and wrote “Wherever you go in Tamil Nadu Whoever it is It is the AIADMK”. The tweet was made on Oct 24, 2023. The archive can be read from above.

What is the Real Truth About the Picture? : Fact

In actuality, our research led us to the original photograph, which only shows M. K. Stalin. An empty wall in place of the photo of Jayalalithaa is actually there.

The original picture was posted by M.K. Stalin on Facebook on May 4, 2019. It shows an empty wall in his post with no picture of Jayalalithaa in the background.

Empty wall in background with no image of Jayalalithaa

D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:

Intent:

To set their political agenda, influencers disseminate digitally modified photos of M K Stalin, the chief minister of Tamil Nadu.

Conclusion:

Claim : A photo purportedly showing M K Stalin, the chief minister of Tamilnadu, alongside a framed portrait of the late Jayalalithaa, the former chief minister of Tamil Nadu, hanging on a wall in the background, has gone viral.

Fact : Upon conducting research, we discovered the original photograph, which solely features M. K. Stalin. Instead of Jayalalithaa’s picture, there is an empty wall.

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