Last week the whole world watched on Vladimir Putin. When the Russian President during the summit “the twenty” finally sat down for a long-awaited meeting with Donald trump, everyone held their breath. No one could look away. And nothing reflected the appeal of Putin, as one viral photo depicting a paralyzed admiration — almost adoration — trump, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Turkish foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (Mevlut Cavusoglu). If your a regular photo could say a thousand words, then this would say a million.
Or would — if it was real.
Over the weekend the photography spread on social networks, gathering hundreds of thousands of retweets and reposts. Some users quickly realized that the photo is fake: Putin using photoshop just put in an empty chair. In spite of this, photography has continued to spread, causing the emergence of many memes and jokes about the situation that in fact never happened.
It is unclear where you took this picture. @Hasavrat Turkish lady Twitter, gathered more than 15 thousand retweets and 25 thousand likes for your tweet with this photo from July 8, signed: “Painting of the Renaissance of our time.”
A Renaissance painting of our age. pic.twitter.com/G0mAYRl9Mz
— Has Avrat (@hasavrat) July 8, 2017
She told me, I found the photo in the “Turkish Twitter” and knows not who created it. “It was some resource from those that are engaged in political satire and creation of memes — in Turkish we call them #Goygoy” she said.
Among those who had all posted otvetstvennoe image — Russian journalist Vladimir Solovyov, who shared it in his Facebook on 8 July, and then removed once it became clear that it is fake.
In the result, some claimed that the photo was created by Russian media to show the power of Putin. On pictures using photoshop Angela Merkel “pinned” St. George ribbon, the ornament often worn by the Russian military as a symbol of support of the Russian government. Would a picture of the fabricated figures of the official Russian government propaganda, work in photoshop, as you know, would be definitely thinner.
Despite the fact that the Creator of the photo is unknown, it is clear that different people have circulated a photo for different reasons.
“I never thought she was real when I post it in Twitter — told me @Hasavrat. I was very surprised and sorry that it was published”.
She says she signed the picture with the words “our time”, referring to the use of photoshop, memes and gifs in contemporary political discourse. Its target audience was its Turkish subscribers, which she believed would understand the joke.
“I really was thinking to remove it,” she says, ” because I noticed that people constantly wrote “[it’s] photoshop,” and it became clear that many people think that it’s real. I deleted it because I thought it was funny, especially when she began to pick up the journalists, analysts, MPs and so on. People who, in my opinion, actually needs to know how to use Google search Image”.
“Everyone has their inner Troll, in any case, I definitely have. I simply disabled notifications for this publication.”
Fake photo continued to spread under the playful signatures, showing that many do not question its authenticity.
Wearer Twitter @ParkerMolloy share the image, signing it with the text from the 1978 musical “grease,” referring to the scene where “Pink Lady” around the main character, sandy. @ParkerMolloy gathered tens of thousands of retweets of the image, but removed it on July 10. “People seem to think that I’m trying to give her a present, so I deleted it,” she wrote.
I tweeted a joke about this photoshopped picture, but people seem to think I was trying to pass it off as real, so I deleted it. Screenshot: pic.twitter.com/s5yg4Bl0uV
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) 10 Jul 2017
July 9, Twitter users began to spread the news that the photo is fake. Evan Mcmurry (Evan McMurry), media editor, ABC, has collected 13.5 thousand retweets, posting a message where cranial otvetstvennoe and real images. Earlier in the day, the BuzzFeed editor Matthew champion (Matthew Champion) has collected almost 600 retweets, sharing this news. Long been known that exposing the posts are never distributed at least as rapidly as themselves fake posts and this incident, it seems, is no exception. Although the tweet Mcmurry and collected more reposts than normal exposure, on the Internet a lot of people are still not aware that this image is fake.
Photo on the left is making the rounds on social media. Photo on the right is the original Getty Image. pic.twitter.com/E9aoCI6eCu
— Evan McMurry (@evanmcmurry) 9 Jul 2017
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