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- President Joe Biden is right-handed, and an image purportedly showing his "body double" signing an executive order with his left hand was altered. The original image shows him signing with his right hand.
If you ever try to trick an entire nation into believing an actor is the current president of the United States, make sure both the actor and the president are right-handed, or else you may get called out on social media.
A recent Instagram post suggests that just such a misstep happened when President Joe Biden’s "body double" was photographed signing something with his left hand.
"Oops, Biden’s body double is left-handed," the post says. "Casting director slipped up."
In the photo are two images of Biden signing something. In the first image, he appears to be signing with his right hand. In the second, he appears to be signing with his left hand.
This post was flagged as part of Meta’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram.)
Instagram post, May 1, 2023
The Associated Press image, Jan. 20, 2021
Obama White House Archive image, April 14, 2010
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