An image is being shared on social media claiming it is a picture of the rescue team posing with the Indian national flag and celebrating the success of the Uttarakhand tunnel rescue operation. In the wake of NDRF and SDRF teams successfully rescuing 41 workers trapped inside Uttarakhand’s Silkyara tunnel, the photo is going viral on social media. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.
Claim: Image of rescue team celebrating the success of the Uttarakhand tunnel rescue operation.
Fact: The photo shared in the post is an AI-generated image. The image does not show the real celebrations of the rescue team after Uttarakhand’s Silkyara tunnel rescue operation. Hence, the claim made in the post is False.
On reverse image search of the photo shared in the post, the same photo was found in an Instagram post made by ‘theexclusiveminds’ on 28 November 2023. Publishing the image with the title, “Uttarkashi Tunnel Rescue Successfully”, this Instagram handle provided a disclaimer stating- “It’s an AI Generated photo.” ‘theexclusiveminds’ published a series of AI-generated images in this Instagram post celebrating the Uttarakhand tunnel rescue operation.
The AI-generated content detection application ‘Hive’ also confirmed that the image was 100% AI-generated.
To sum it up, an AI-generated image is shared as a picture of rescue team celebrating following the successful Uttarakhand tunnel rescue operation.