A picture of Russian President Vladimir Putin reading a book is becoming increasingly viral on social media, in which it is shown that Putin is reading a book written by former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan. The cover of the book has a photo of former Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan. The book that Putin is shown reading was written by Imran Khan in the year 2011 under the name of ‘Pakistan: A Personal History’.
Putin reading book written by Imran Khan in viral photo
On the other hand, in this picture, another book is seen on Putin’s table, which is also shown to be Imran Khan’s book. The book kept on the table is “Let There Be Justice: The Political Journey of Imran Khan”. At the same time, this picture has been shared fiercely by the supporters of Imran Khan on Twitter. He says that Putin, one of the world’s most powerful politicians, is studying Imran Khan. Sharing this picture of Putin, a user wrote, ‘The world reads Imran Khan and we are very lucky that we have got a leader like him.’
This picture of the year 2016 is being edited and viral on social media. This is the original photo.
This photo of Putin is very old
The archived version of one such post can be seen here. According to India Today’s report, AFWA’s investigation found that the viral picture was doctored. That is, the picture which is going viral while reading Putin’s book is false. A reverse image search of the viral picture found the original picture uploaded on stock photo website Alamy, in which Putin is holding another book in his hand.
original photo tampered with
In this photo uploaded on June 14, 2016, Putin is seen holding a book with a brown cover. Putin is shown reviewing a book during a meeting with Vladimir Fortov, the president of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and Mikhail Kotyukov, director of the Federal Agency for Scientific Organizations, in the Kremlin, as explained by the Alamy. On comparison between this picture and the viral picture, it became clear that editing has been done from the original photo.
FIRST PUBLISHED : January 11, 2023, 03:01 IST