An image that appears to show three hands gripping a podium as Joe Biden speaks is fueling online claims that the US president uses a green screen or computer-generated imagery (CGI) to fake his public appearances. But the picture is altered; only two hands are visible in genuine footage of the address.
But the photo shared online has been manipulated.
A reverse image search reveals the screenshot was taken from footage of Biden’s February 24, 2022 remarks addressing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine (archived here). The original White House video shows Biden moving his hands throughout — with no third limb in sight.
The moment captured in the image circulating online appears to occur at approximately the 6:10 mark of the White House’s video.
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