“Finally, DP Ruto meets Joe Biden in The White House. America,” one user posted on 4 March.
But did Ruto meet Biden? We checked.
A reverse image search of the image reveals the original photo was taken on 30 October 2021. But it shows Biden meeting president Félix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of the Congo during a Group of 20 summit in Rome, Italy.
Ruto did not meet Biden in the US. The original photo of Biden and Tshisekedi was doctored.
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