Tony Blair Resting Feet on Coffin of Dead Soldier Photo - Internet/Facebook Rumour
by ThatsNonsense.com, added on the 19 Jul 2012
Article No: 1591
The above photo is circulating Internet forums and social networking sites that appears to show ex-Prime Minister of the UK Tony Blair in a military plane with his feet resting on a Union Jack draped coffin, which presumably is carrying the body of British soldier.
However the photo is fake and it the result of digital manipulation from a political blogger/graphic designer at BBDO.co.uk.
Since the photo has been intended as a political caricature by the creator, it is not recommended to circulate the photo unless clearly indicating that the photo is not genuine.
The Internet, and social networking sites like Facebook, are perfect platforms for spreading untruths, misinformation, rumor and propaganda. Thousands of inaccurate, exaggerated, deceptive or just plain false messages are circulated every single day.
For the anti-scam community to successfully tackle this plethora of false rumours, it is important that anyone who uses the Internet be able to identify false rumours and fully understands the possible consequences of spreading false information.
We have a two part blog post that helps provide this information. Part 1 deals with how to spot and debunk Internet rumours and Part 2 deals with the reasons why you should never circulate false information.
Additionally if you have fallen for this rumour or have Facebook friends that have, you can join our growing Facebook page here.