A screenshot of a tweet purportedly made by the Former U.S President Barack Obama is being shared on social media. In the tweet, Barack Obama says he feels ashamed to shake hands with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.
Claim: Barack Obama’s tweet about feeling ashamed to shake hands with Narendra Modi.
Fact: Tweet shared in the post is a morphed one. Barack Obama hasn’t tweeted anything about PM Narendra Modi recently. Spelling mistakes and tweet alignment clearly indicates that it is a morphed tweet. Hence, the claim made in the post is FALSE.
When we searched for this tweet on the official Twitter handle of Former U.S President Barack Obama, we found that Barack Obama hasn’t tweeted anything about shaking hands with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. His two tweets on ‘05 December 2020’ were about his book ‘A Promised Land’. On observing carefully, one can notice that the alignment of the profile picture and attached photos are not the same as they appear in a normal tweet.
Spelling mistakes in the tweet clearly indicate that the tweet is not made by the U.S Former President Barack Obama.
On reverse search of the image in the post, it is found that this image of PM Narendra Modi & Barack Obama was captured during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s four day visit to US in 2014. The picture was captured after briefing the media in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on 30 September 2014. From all these pieces of evidence, it can be concluded that the tweet shared in the post is a morphed one.
To sum it up, a morphed tweet is being shared as Barack Obama feeling ashamed to shake hands with PM Narendra Modi.