IN SHORT: A photo circulating on social media shows US president Joe Biden getting up after a fall, seemingly wearing a white diaper. But the photo has been edited.
The photo was posted in a public Facebook group with about 1,600 members. It was also shared on Twitter here, here and here by a widely followed parody account mimicking the platform’s owner, Elon Musk.
Debate over age, health and competence of older presidents
The photo of Biden “wearing” a diaper is circulating in a number of African countries, where there has also been an on-going debate about the age, health and competence of some of the continent's presidents.
Biden has been photographed tripping or falling a few times since taking office. This time, was he wearing an adult diaper?
A closer look at the circulating photo also shows signs that it was digitally manipulated. The diaper appears to be wrapped outside his trousers, which is unusual.
Claims that Biden’s fall revealed him wearing an adult diaper are false.
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