A photo of Greta Thunberg and Al Gore has been edited to replace him with George Soros

Published: 23rd Sep 2019

In brief

Claim

An image shows Greta Thunberg with George Soros.

Conclusion

The image has been edited. It actually shows her with Al Gore.

A photo that has been shared widely online claims to show Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg with financier George Soros.

The photo isn’t real. It’s an edited version of a picture Ms Thunberg shared on Twitter in 2018, showing her with former US Vice President Al Gore.

You can read more about how to spot fake images here.

Full disclosure: George Soros is the founder and chair of Open Society Foundations. Between 1 June 2017 and 30 November 2018 Full Fact received a grant from the Open Society Foundations. The grant was restricted to our automated fact checking work. We disclose all funding we receive over £5,000 and you can see these figures here. Our funders have no input into our editorial content. 

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 false because the picture isn’t real.

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