CLAIM: Jeremy Corbyn walked in a paramilitary funeral procession.
CONCLUSION: INACCURATE. The image of Corbyn was altered and then overlaid onto a video image still.
Using the online tool Google reverse image search, this image has not appeared on the web before 2017. We also note that the image appears to have come from a photo of a computer printout (“Page 1 of 1”). It is also curious that Corbyn is carrying a newspaper at a funeral procession.
We found that the image has been falsely edited in two parts. Firstly, Jeremy Corbyn has been imposed onto the image of the paramilitary funeral procession and secondly, the words ‘I [love] the IRA’ have been imposed onto the t-shirt that Jeremy Corbyn is wearing.
Where does the image of the paramilitary procession come from?
We found that the authentic image of the paramilitary procession can be found in the still images from a Youtube video.
Other original images of the paramilitary funeral of the veteran IRA volunteer Tony Catney, on 13 August 2014, can be seen on Alamy.
How can we tell that the image with Jeremy Corbyn is fake?
The following images are the original and edited versions of Jeremy Corbyn:
When we compare these images, we can see that the original image of Jeremy Corbyn has been imposed onto the image of the paramilitary procession. Furthermore, we can see that the t-shirt Corbyn is wearing has been altered.
Using an online service FotoForensics.com, an Error Level Analysis (ELA) of the image indicates that there were no detectable moved pixels in the original t-shirt image. This is because the edited image came from a computer printout. This illustrates how some claims are not distributed purely electronically, but can appear in printed material, such as newspapers and leaflets.
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