Narendra Modi’s ongoing visit to Israel – the first ever by an Indian Prime Minister – seems to have provided fake news websites a golden opportunity to spread misinformation with the supposed objective of making Indians “feel proud”.
As pointed out by fake news debunking site SM Hoax Slayer, a photoshopped image of the Israeli Parliament, the Knesset, showing the Indian flag alongside that of Israel has been doing the rounds on social media. The original one shows only the Israel flag atop the building, and was reportedly clicked by James Emery.
The picture is accompanied by text reading, “First time in Israeli history, they waved an Indian flag on their Parliament roof before arrival of PM Modi. Feel proud to share.”