A picture of former US president Barack Obama has surfaced on the internet in which he can be seen holding a placard with a painting depicting drug awareness.
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The caption read: “Obama holds “wrld on drugs “
Juice wrld forever 😔999″
NewsMobile fact-checked the above picture and found it to be FAKE.
On putting the above picture through Reverse Image Search, we came across the ORIGINAL picture, tweeted by the official Twitter handle of The White House in which Obama can be seen holding a different placard.
— White House Archived (@ObamaWhiteHouse) December 12, 2013
The placard in the original picture tweeted on December 13, 2013, read: “#GetCovered because nobody should go broke just because they get sick.”
The tweet was made in a bid to encourage people to get covered under Obamacare.
In the above FAKE vs REAL collage, it is clear that the placard in Obama’s hand was replaced by the painting using photo editing software.
Hence, the above information is false.
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