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A digitally altered picture is viral in the wake of Times Square billboard displaying Lord Ram's picture

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It is true that pictures of deity Ram and 3D portraits of Ram Mandir was displayed on Times Square billboards on August 5 to celebrate the commencement of the temple’s construction. However, some of the pictures shared on social media were digitally altered.

A digital billboard displaying the pictures of deity Ram and 3D portraits of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya was displayed in Times Square, New York on August 5 to celebrate the commencement of the temple’s construction.

Amid this social media have been sharing different pictures of billboards in Times Square adorned with pictures of Ram. A verified Twitter handle Rajiv Malhotra shared the picture of Lord Ram with a caption "Times Sq, NY".

The picture was viral on social media for quite some time.

Fact Check

With the help of reverse image search, we found an identical image that was flipped horizontally and edited to add the pictures of Lord Ram.

Here is a comparison of two pictures. We can clearly see the green billboard on top of a white building and identical number of cars in both the images. 

There is a website using which anyone can create such pictures on Time Square billboards. The website makesweet.com allows us to super impose any picture on the Time Square billboards. We could impose the logo of Fact Hunt as shown in the picture below.

In conclusion, the image of Times Square billboards carrying photos of Lord Ram is digitally altered. However, it is true that pictures of deity Ram and 3D portraits of Ram Mandir was displayed on Times Square billboards on August 5 to celebrate the commencement of the temple’s construction.

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