21:15 GMT29 May 2020
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    The general public, irrespective of their political beliefs, have voiced outrage over the spread of blatantly fake news, as an edited picture of Donald Trump’s eldest daughter from her much anticipated trip to Colorado started making rounds on social media.

    Ivanka Trump has been sent jabs at on the Internet after a fake photo emerged showing her donning a photoshopped shirt with the word “Trump” inscribed on it along with four Ts arranged to form a swastika. The photo shortly started off a global trip around Twitter accounts, with many cheekily drawing conclusions about what to expect from the Trump administration “when democracy is destroyed”.

    However, the photo was soon found to be fake – something that many unhesitatingly pointed to, hoping to avoid a whirlwind of idle speculation.

    Even left-leaning netizens warned against reposting the clearly fake news, calling on people “not to play into Trump’s hands”:

    However, the fake images have yet to be deleted.

    The original picture, tweeted out hours earlier, showed the First Daughter and presidential adviser standing by Sheriff Tony Spurlock of Douglas County, Colorado, in a monochrome shirt sporting no special designs.

    The photoshopping stunt occurred during Ivanka’s long scheduled visit to Douglas County after a May shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch, which left one killed and eight others injured. The incident delayed Ivanka’s visit, which had originally been scheduled for late spring.

    According to the White House, Ivanka’s visit was aimed at “highlighting the private sector engagement in expanding workforce development and apprenticeship opportunities for all Americans – a key component of the Trump Administration’s ‘Pledge to America’s Workers'”. The POTUS earlier declared July to be “America’s workers month”.


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