Sikh Man From Canada Depicted As Terrorist In Fake Viral Photos

Sikh Man From Canada Depicted As Terrorist In Fake Viral Photos

A Sikh man from Canada had one of his photos copied and photoshopped to make it look like he had an explosive vest on in his bathroom selfie.

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So far, many of the reports that have circulated about the terrorist attacks in Paris, both online and in the mainstream media, have been filled with disinformation that has since been proven wrong or contradicted. In one disturbing case, a Sikh man from Canada had one of his photos copied and photoshopped to make it look like he had an explosive vest on. Veerender Jubbal became the target of global controversy this week, after his photo was published on major international news sites, and shared to millions of people.

Eventually, a handful of internet users were able to look up Jubbal’s original photos to see that he was not strapped with explosives and that he was holding an Ipad, not a Quran, as depicted in the photoshopped image.

This is not the first time that Veerender Jubbal has been at the center of an internet controversy, and it is possible that his previous feud may have led up to this. Jubbal was injected into the #gamergate debate earlier this year with his controversial remarks about racism is limited to white people.

This situation is one of many that should act as a reminder for us to not rush to conclusions just because we saw something being reported.


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