Osama Bin Laden pictures with US politicians are fake

19 May 2020
What was claimed

Pictures show Condoleezza Rice, Hilary Clinton and Barack Obama pictured with Osama Bin Laden.

Our verdict

All three pictures are fake.

A set of photos seeming to show Osama Bin Laden pictured with Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and Condoleezza Rice have surfaced on Facebook.

All three pictures are fake.

The one featuring former-presidential candidate and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is an edited version of a picture of the politician meeting musician Shubhashish Mukherjee in 2004. Star of David necklaces have been edited onto both in the image. The edited image (without the Stars of David) was an entry to a Photoshop competition on a website back in 2007.

The picture featuring former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, was also an entry to an April Fools’ Day Photoshop competition on the same website in 2007.

The image featuring President Barack Obama actually shows the former president with Hawaii-based attorney Andre Wooten.

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