M M Mani, Kerala’s Electricity Minister, posted a picture on twitter, this Thursday, where he claimed that India’s largest floating solar plant was all set to start operations in Kerala’s Banasura Sagar reservoir in Wayanad.
The tweet, which was shared at 7:16 am on 26 October, after which it was shared by Canadian Greenpeace campaigner Mike Hudema.
— Mike Hudema (@MikeHudema) October 26, 2017
But by a few Google Image Search of the solar plant photo it was found that the image is originally from the LG CNS’s Floating Solar Power Plant located at the Otae Reservoir of Sangju City, in South Korea’s Gyeongsang Bukdo Province.
Pic 1 – Kerala #communist foolish Photoshop.
— സോഷ്യലിസം (@Akhilsocialism) October 27, 2017
This did not go well with people, and the Communist Leaders were trolled.
— Maithun – HMP (@Being_Humor) October 27, 2017
Many websites and media houses copied image from MM Mani’s tweet without verifying the image and reported the same.
— BOOM FactCheck (@boomlive_in) October 28, 2017
Later after a massive thrashing on Twitter and Facebook the images were then corrected.
— M M Mani (@maniyashaan) October 28, 2017
Thank you to those pointing out the fake Kerala solar story Corrected, original post deleted. 🙏
— Prem Panicker (@prempanicker) October 27, 2017
Well, having a floating solar power plant is appreciated by all, but certainly the fake images were not acceptable. An achievement and hard work of people who contributed for building up of the floating solar plant was disrespected by a single fake image.