News18 uses photoshopped pic of Chennai gay parade as TCS workers’ protest in Lucknow

News18 – the TV news channel and website that is part of the Network18 media group – used a fabricated photoshopped image while carrying a story about the protests by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) workers and their families at UP’s capital city after the company’s announcement to close its Lucknow Center.

TCS in a statement had said it was shutting its Lucknow centre as part of the “consolidation process” and has asked its over 1,000-odd employees to either shift to Noida or Indore centre.

Referring to the above, the News18 report filed by a reporter named Qazi Faraz Ahmad on Monday, carried the following image:

- Advertisement - - Article resumes -

Photoshopped image
The archived page can be seen here in case News18 deletes or corrects its report

No caption was provided for the above picture nor was any source cited for it, but it was used alongside another picture, which was genuine, of a silent march in Lucknow. As one can clearly see that the text on the placard carried by the old man — which asks Chief Minister Yogi to let his son reamin with him in Lucknow — appears edited.

Also, a rainbow flag being carried by a woman in the picture suggests that it could be about LGBT issues, rather than about TCS. An OpIndia.com reader Rajdendra Singh Chhabra investigated this and discovered that this photograph is originally from a gay parade at Chennai held in 2012. Here is the original photograph published in Huffington Post which had given credit to social sharing site Reddit:

The original image

Whether it was a case of a reporter being fooled by a photoshopped image, or the reporter himself photoshopping an image is not clear, but what is clear is that News18 did a shoddy job in reporting.


Share This Post and Support:
We need your support to survive in the media industry. Please consider paying us for the content we produce:

To know more about these payments, please click here.


Most read articles recently

Rahul Gandhi’s lucrative and seemingly clandestine means of income and his links to scam accused FTIL, Unitech

How does Rahul Gandhi earn to buy land and other properties? A mystery we try to unravel

Nitin Gadkari at the receiving end: Is there a pattern?

Indian Express has a massive interview of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari in its March 23, 2019 edition.
AM Sheikh Dawood promised of offering 10 litres of free liquor monthly to the families in his constituency on his victory

Independent candidate from Tamil Nadu promises 10 litres of free liquor every month on winning elections

An independent candidate from Tamil Nadu has come up with a strange promise of offering 10 litres of free liquor every month to every family in his constituency

Shunned by the BJP, jilted Shatrughan Sinha goes on a rampage against the party, rumoured to join Congress

Shatrughan Sinha was visibly irked and had a Twitter meltdown after the BJP declared Ravi Shankar Prasad's candidature from Patna Sahib constituency
Rahul Gandhi

Staring at an imminent defeat in Amethi, Congress on the scout to secure a safe seat for Rahul Gandhi

The Congress units of southern states have been feverishly imploring Rahul Gandhi to fight from any constituencies in southern states, apart from Amethi in Uttar Pradesh .
Prakash Raj was welcomed with pro-Modi slogans in Bengaluru

Actor-turned-politician Prakash Raj greeted with pro-Modi slogans as he went to file his nomination

Prakash Raj seemed visibly miffed with a large number of Modi supporters welcoming him with pro-Modi slogans in Bengaluru
'Rahul Gandhi is running away from Amethi, not me': Smriti Irani on rumours BJP might field her from Wayanad

‘Rahul Gandhi is running away from Amethi, not me’: Smriti Irani on rumours BJP might field her from Wayanad

Smriti Irani rubbishes rumours that have surfaced about BJP thinking about fielding Smriti Irani from the Wayanad constituency too, to counter Rahul Gandhi. 
Sapna Chaudhary denies rumours of her joining Congress

Embarrassment for Congress: Sapna Chowdhury says she never joined Congress, picture with Priyanka Gandhi old

Denying rumours, Sapna Chaudhary said that the photos in circulation on Internet were old

How Caravan and Congress’ attempts to create ‘bribegate’ before 2019 election fell flat

The 'bribegate' that Congress and The Caravan tried to cried falls flat on its face on several counts. 

AAP propagandist tweets false claim about Adani Group, deletes due to fear of defamation

Earlier Delhi's Education Minister Manish Sisodia had also tweeted false claim about Adani Group

Latest articles

Connect with us

148,830FansLike
120,515FollowersFollow
31,386SubscribersSubscribe

Don't miss these


Share This Post and Support: