Fake ISS tweet

Twitter user @HouseOfMichele posted the following tweet:

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“The International Space Station is willing to take one for the team. in space”

A nice joke, but the image is a fake. ISS never wrote that tweet. Two main findings:

  • The vertical gray line is too short (circled below)
  • The horizontal gray line should not be there: it is a sign of image manipulation

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Of course there is other evidence like the fact that the alleged tweet doesn’t exist. It wasn’t deleted either: someone in the Twitter audience would have certainly noticed it.

Below is a non-edited screen-shot for comparison.

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