A story with some “mindblowing!” information is doing rounds on social media in the U.S., which says that the white supremacist accused of killing a protester days earlier at a neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, is the organizer of the 2017 white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. And it goes on saying that he is a member of Democratic Party who visited President Obama in the White House.
And the article posted by a website ourlandofthefree-dot-com, which is being shared widely on social media, inserted a photo showing the ex-president Obama and Jason Kessler (according to the article) who was the organizer of the rally.
The image looks like an “edited” photo for bare eyes for anyone with common sense and the face added to the image is of Jason Kessler, who wasn’t the killer who was driving the car over the counter-protesters of the neo-Nazi rally. Interestingly, the photo’s face wasn’t of the organizer Jason Kessler, instead they have added the face of the real criminal James Alex Fields, Jr., 20, of Maumee, Ohio.
The body of that person is not of either of these guys. The original photo was taken by the official Obama White House photographer Pete Souza, and the people other than the president are comedian Will Ferrell, and his wife, Viveca, which was documented in the Oval office in October 2011. You can see the original image below.
With an attached tweet from “Conservative author Dinesh D’Souza,” the article goes on saying:
“Rumors abound on white nationalist forums that Kessler’s ideological pedigree before 2016 was less than pure and seem to point to involvement in the Occupy movement and past support for President Obama,” the Southern Poverty Law Center notes in their profile of Kessler.
Moreover, Our Land Of The Free is a satire website and you can find this disclaimer at the end of every article on that website:
We believe in the right to be free. No matter what, the freedom to do what we want, say what we want and publish what we want comes first. Therefore we make no guarantee that what you read here is true. In fact, it most definitely is not. Our Land Of The Free is here to entertain you with the kind of whimsical satire conservatives enjoy.
Various other untrustworthy websites and Facebook pages such as Patriot USA and News Feed Observer are reposting this article with fake image. And these pages have huge following. Beware of fake news, satire news and “photoshopped” images.[Link to the archived version of the viral article: here]