Doctored version of real BBC post
A strip of colour beneath the Kagame’s photo suggests that the screenshot may be a manipulated version of a real BBC Facebook post, with the photo overlaid on the original.
The post’s headline reads: “The acts of kindness sparked by coronavirus”.
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