A disturbing image of former President Barack Obama dressed as Satan has emerged online.The image first appeared when it was uploaded to Instagram by an artist named Annemarie Hope who is known for illustrations of Satanic churches.The photo, which appears to have been taken by hope herself, was uploaded to her profile with a caption that included the phrase "class & grace" - a term often used by Obama supporters to describe the ex-POTUS:"Class & grace, you're my favourite"The image was deleted shortly after it was uploaded, but not before it was archived.When asked why she deleted the image, Hope responded saying
"too much hate & not enough support"Copies of the photo have now begun circling on online message boards causing a huge amount of debate.
Of course, the first cry from "debunkers" is that the image has been Photoshopped, so let's first investigate that theory.To check if the image has been digitally altered from another photo, the first thing to do is is do a reverse image search to see if the original image appeared online or if there ever was an original image.After uploading the image to Google image search and Tinyeye, the photo pulls zero results from either service, meaning, if it was altered from another image, then the original image has never been uploaded to the internet, which seems unlikely.
Secondly, a typical technique to identify an altered image is to apply different filters to an image.
By applying these filters, it highlights points at which different images may have been joined to look like one image.Again, this shows no evidence of tampering.
If the image has been photoshopped as some may suggest, then it would require a very high skill set in image manipulation, that would go way beyond the typical prank image levels.It's also unlikely that Hope would have ..