Fact Check-Screenshot purporting to show Canada’s Trudeau tweeting that he will


An image purporting to show Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeting that he will limit his sexual partners to avoid spreading monkeypox is fabricated. No such tweet was published.

The screenshot appears to show Trudeau’s official Twitter handle (@JustinTrudeau) in the upper-third of the image, with a tweet that reads: “As per the WHO’s advice, I will be getting vaccinated and limiting my number of sexual partners to avoid spreading monkeypox. I invite my fellow LGBTQA2 community members to do the same” (here).

Examples of the image shared online can be found (here), (here), (here), (here) and (here).

The image is fabricated, and no such tweet was published by the Prime Minister.

The tweet cannot be found when analyzing Trudeau’s Twitter account (twitter.com/JustinTrudeau), nor is the supposed tweet revealed when conducting a Twitter advanced search (archive.ph/wip/HpMEA).

A Google advanced search of the purported tweet did not return any news article reporting on the alleged tweet (archive.ph/wip/Y81Qn).

The purported post is not shown among archived deleted tweets sent via Trudeau’s official account, compiled by PolitiTweet (here).

Reuters has previously addressed fabricated screenshots purporting to show social media posts sent by political figures (here), (here).

VERDICT

Fabricated. Canada’s Justin Trudeau did not tweet that he will limit his sexual partners to stop the spread of monkeypox. No such tweet was sent by the Canadian Prime Minister.

This article was produced by the Reuters Fact Check team. Read more about our fact-checking work here.





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