No, This Man Isn’t Wearing CPI(M)’s Mask; Image is Edited
The original image, found on several meme-hosting websites, has been flipped and edited to make the false claim.
An image of a man wearing a mask made out of ‘Fort Styllo’ briefs has been edited to falsely claim that he’s wearing a Communist Party of India (Marxist)’s mask.
We found the original image on several meme-hosting websites, dating back to May 2020, which has been flipped and edited to make the false claim.
The image was shared with the caption, “सी .पी .एम .मास्क.” (Translation: “C.P.M Mask”).
WHAT WE FOUND
A reverse image search on Yandex led us to a website, ‘Odd Stuff Magazine’ which carried the original image in May 2020.
The original image has been flipped and photoshopped. A comparison of the original image, its flipped version and the viral edited image can be seen below.
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