Olivia Rodrigo’s photo at the White House press conference changed to add President Joe Biden


Claim: The image shows Olivia Rodrigo and Joe Biden at a White House press conference

After 18 years old Pop star Olivia Rodrigo Traveled to Washington Encourage young people Incorrect information occurred online to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Singer-songwriter met with President Joe Biden and his chief medical adviser, Dr. Anthony Fauci, on July 14th. Vaccination campaign on social media..

Some people are now sharing a photo of Biden touching Rodrigo’s shoulder from behind.

“(White House Press Secretary Jen) Pusaki’s face speaks for itself,” one user captioned the photo. It was published July 15th on Facebook.

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The photo has won 2,000 shares. But it’s being manipulated – Biden wasn’t at a press conference with Rodrigo.

USA TODAY contacted the Facebook user who shared the post for comment.

Biden was not at the press conference

The· Original unchanged photo Shows Rodrigo and Pusaki at the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room on July 14th.

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Biden is not included in the image, and he does not appear throughout 1 hour press conference..

After visiting the White House, Rodrigo and Biden shared their photos on social media.

None of these images show Biden with his hand on Rodrigo’s shoulder.They show a duo Take a selfie photo And Wearing an aviator..

Previously misused 2015 Biden photo

This isn’t the first time social media users have shared modified or misleading footage to portray Biden as sexually inappropriate.

Images manipulated in Facebook posts Biden 2015 photo At the oath ceremony of then Secretary of Defense Ash Carter in the Pentagon. Biden is shown leaning against Carter’s wife, Stephanie, with her hands on her shoulders.

Biden critic I shared a photo Prior to the 2020 presidential election, he said he had inappropriate affection.

But in March 2019 Medium Post, Stephanie Carter disputed the accusation, and Biden leaned against her, saying, “Thank you for letting him do this,” and wrote that he put his hand on my shoulder as a means of providing his support. It was.

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“But the stills taken from the video were misleadingly extracted from a long moment among close friends and sent in a sneaky tweet, becoming a lasting image of the day,” she wrote. I have.

Social media users also shared before Modified images of Psaki and Biden And Mislabeled video Biden’s comforting grandson at the funeral.The claim of pedophilia to Biden Uncovered by an independent fact-checking organization..

Our rating: change

The images claiming to show Rodrigo and Biden at the White House press conference have been modified based on our research. The original image does not show Biden putting his hand on Rodrigo’s shoulder. Biden did not appear at the press conference Rodrigo spoke. Biden’s photo is from 2015 and was previously shared to portray him as inappropriate.

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