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Ciara O'Rourke
By Ciara O'Rourke June 22, 2022

Photo altered to look like it’s Marjorie Taylor Greene wearing a Soviet shirt and raising arm

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  • An image of a person wearing a Soviet shirt and raising her arm in a way some have interpreted as a Nazi salute was altered to look like it’s Marjorie Taylor Greene. In the original image, it’s clear it isn’t Greene.
 

Old photos of lawmakers have the potential to cause political embarrassment if they show the person in such a compromising pose as, say, giving a Nazi salute. 

That’s how some people have interpreted the gesture being made in a supposed "leaked photo" of U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga.

In the image, it appears as if Greene is wearing a Soviet T-shirt and a pair of underwear outside of her pants. She is also raising one of her arms in a way some people think looks like a Nazi salute but could also be interpreted as a superhero pose, as she’s also wearing a cape. 

But a reverse image search of the photo shows this picture has been altered. It appears that Greene’s face has been superimposed on the face of the person in the photo. In what looks like the original image, it’s clear that it’s not Greene but rather another person pictured raising her arm. 

An Instagram post sharing the photo was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Facebook.)

We found that this photo has been online since at least 2013, and in photos that appeared on Russian and Turkish websites.

This is not a real photo of Greene. We rate the claim Pants on Fire.

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Instagram post, June 19, 2022

Original photo, Sept. 21, 2014

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