A Labour poster featuring Diane Abbott said “Labour will put black and ethnic minority families first to preserve a diverse nation”.
The poster is not real, and never appeared anywhere on a billboard. The photo is a mock-up.
A picture posted to Facebook claiming to show a poster featuring Diane Abbott saying “Labour will put Black and ethnic minority families first to preserve a diverse nation” is not real.
The poster has been mocked up by someone, and superimposed onto a photo taken in 2005 of a billboard with a completely different poster. If you look closely, you can see the individual rubbish bags are identical in both pictures.
You can read more about how to tell whether images are what they say they are in our blog post here.
This article is part of our work factchecking potentially false pictures, videos and stories on Facebook. You can read more about this—and find out how to report Facebook content—here. For the purposes of that scheme, we’ve rated this claim as a false because the picture is fake.
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