Recently, a photo of a former prime minister Imran Khan has been making rounds on Twitter, where it has been widely shared with a misleading context that portrays Imran Khan as a child abuser.
Inorder to check the claim we performed a reverse image anlysis of the shared image on Google search engine.
Reverse image search revealed that the phot dates back to August, 2017 when PTI Chaiman Imran Khan visited family of deceased musician Amjad Sabri who was encountered by unknown assilants.
It was also found that the same image of Imran Khan was also used for defamtion in past by PTI’s former MPA Ayesha Gulalai.
Based on subsequent investigations and expert analysis, it has been determined that the claims made on Twitter were inaccurate and misleading, shared for defamation as a part of propaganda However, upon closer inspection, it has been revealed that the image has been shared with false context to misrepresent the politician’s actions and intentions.
ABCDE Framework-Based Analysis
|Actor||General Public, Supporters of opposition parties.|
|Behavior||Image Of former prime minister with a derogatory context.|
|Content||Social Media posts.|
|Degree||The targeted audience of the post was general public. The disinformation was spread on Twitter mainly.|
|Effect||The sharing of the doctored image of former Prime Minister Imran Khan, which falsely portrayed him as a child abuser, may have significant negative effects on the general public. Such disinformation and targeted attacks on individuals can create confusion, erode trust in public institutions, and damage reputations. The dissemination of such false information can also contribute to the spread of harmful and potentially dangerous narratives, especially if left unchecked. Additionally, the targeted individual, in this case, former Prime Minister Imran Khan, may suffer harm to his personal and professional reputation, which can have long-term effects.|