PDP exposed after using photos of bad roads in Liberia to attack Fashola

1 min


0


The minister had recently said that Nigerian roads are not as bad as they are often portrayed in the media. 

Reacting to Fashola’s comment, the opposition party on Friday, November 8, 2019, in a statement described Fashola’s comment as unfortunate.

The party went on to ask Fashola to apologise to Nigerians and resign his appointment as a minister. 

The PDP’s statement posted on the party’s official page on Twitter also came with pictures of two muddy roads purported to be in Nigeria. 

A check done on the pictures by TheCable has shown that the pictures the opposition party claimed to be somewhere in Nigeria are pictures of two different roads in Liberia.

Pulse conducted further checks on the pictures to confirm the authenticity of the photos the PDP claimed to be Nigerian roads. 

Using a reverse image search tool, Tineye, one of the pictures, which shows a group of people gathering around three vehicles that are appeared to be stuck in the muddy road was found to have been used by Liberian Observer, a news platform in Liberia in November 2016.

The picture was used for a news story about bad roads in the Southeastern part of the country. 

The tool also showed that the picture was first used on a dead platform, peopletopeople.info in 2014. 

The second picture the opposition party used to attack Fashola shows three people and some vehicles that appeared to be stuck in another muddy road. 

Pulse check shows that the second photo of the bad road said to be in Nigeria was gotten from a Liberian website, Front Page Africa. 

The picture was used on the website for an article about corruption and development project in the country. 

History of the picture on Tineye showed that it was first used in 2014, and many news and development oriented platforms like Liberian Observer and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) have used the picture. 



Source link


What's Your Reaction?

hate hate
2
hate
confused confused
6
confused
fail fail
4
fail
fun fun
4
fun
geeky geeky
3
geeky
love love
1
love
lol lol
2
lol
omg omg
6
omg
win win
4
win

Leave a comment to start the discussion. Please let's have a personal and meaningful conversation.

avatar
 
 
 
 
Choose A Format
Story
Formatted Text with Embeds and Visuals
Video
Youtube, Vimeo or Vine Embeds
Audio
Soundcloud or Mixcloud Embeds
Personality quiz
Series of questions that intends to reveal something about the personality
Trivia quiz
Series of questions with right and wrong answers that intends to check knowledge
Poll
Voting to make decisions or determine opinions
List
The Classic Internet Listicles
Countdown
The Classic Internet Countdowns
Open List
Submit your own item and vote up for the best submission
Ranked List
Upvote or downvote to decide the best list item
Meme
Upload your own images to make custom memes
Image
Photo or GIF
Gif
GIF format