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Fact Check: No, this is not the PM of Italy crying over Covid-19 deaths


A photograph of a crying man is doing the rounds on social media with the declare that this is the Italian Prime Minister who may not management his tears over the rising loss of life toll on account of Covid-19 in his nation. India Today Anti Fake News War Room (AFWA) has discovered that the viral put up is deceptive.

With over 5,000 deaths and rising by the hour, Italy has been the worst affected by the coronavirus outbreak. Amid this, a photograph of a crying man is doing the rounds on social media with the declare that this is the Italian Prime Minister who may not management his tears over the rising loss of life toll on account of Covid-19 in his nation.

Claiming that the Italian PM has misplaced all hopes, social media customers are sharing an article by a web site known as “The Daily Bihar“. This article too has used the identical image and claims that the Italian PM broke down over Covid-19 deaths in his nation. The archived model of the article may be seen here.

India Today Anti Fake News War Room (AFWA) has discovered that the viral put up is deceptive. The man seen in the image is not the Italian PM however Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. The image was taken final yr in December when Bolsonaro received emotional whereas recollecting an incident throughout an official occasion.

AFWA probe

The deceptive put up has been shared by 1000’s of social media users.

With the assist of Google reverse picture search, we discovered a Brazilian web site “PODER 360” which used the viral image in an article in December 2019. As per the translation of this article, Bolsonaro received emotional throughout a ‘Thanksgiving’ occasion at his workplace. During this, he additionally broke down whereas remembering the knife assault he suffered throughout an election marketing campaign in 2018.

We additionally discovered a YouTube video of the occasion. The video was uploaded by a verified channel exhibiting Bolsonaro getting emotional and crying. AFWA may not discover any credible information report saying Italian PM Giuseppe Conte broke down over Covid-19 deaths in his nation.

Italian PM Giuseppe Conte

Therefore, we will say that the man seen crying in the viral image is Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and not Italian PM Giuseppe Conte. Also, the image was taken a number of months again and has no relation to coronavirus.

ClaimItalian PM broke down over coronavirus deaths in his nationConclusionThe man seen crying in the image is Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and the incident has nothing to do with the Covid-19 outbreak

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  • 1 Crow: Half True
  • 2 Crows: Mostly lies
  • 3 Crows: Absolutely false
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