The Press Information Bureau (PIB) on Friday issued an apology for releasing a photoshopped image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi conducting an aerial survey of flood-affected regions in Tamil Nadu.
With a lot of memes and trolls circulating on social media regarding the government’s relief efforts, a goof-up by the Press Information Bureau (PIB) in its twitter account makes things even worse.
Around 5 PM yesterday, PIB posted the original image showing Modi looking out through his chopper window which showed only cloudy skies. A few hours later, PIB posted another image which was poorly photoshopped that showed a clear image of the flood-hit region through the window.
The PIB issued a statement apologising their ‘error of judgement’. "Pictures of Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi undertaking the aerial survey of flood affected areas of Tamil Nadu were released on PIB Twitter Handle and PIB’s website last evening.
Out of the seven pictures released, one picture used the technique of merging two pictures. This is being referred to as “Photoshopping” in sections of media. This happened due to error of judgement and the picture was subsequently deleted. PIB regrets the release of the above mentioned picture. Inconvenience caused is regretted," the statement reads.
The social media couldn’t stop laughing and created further memes by photoshopping the same image and adding their imagination through the same window.