- This photo is spreading today (August 7, 2016) on Twitter and Facebook and purportedly is a contemporary photo of Hillary Clinton requiring assistance to go up a flight of stairs.
- Reality: The photo is from February 2016 when she slipped on the stairs and was grabbed by aides to prevent a fall.
Once posted on social media, this was shared, liked and re-tweeted, with no one asking the obvious questions about time frame, location or verification of the subject. This is a classic propaganda method, to take items out of context (or out of time) and present them as something other than what they actually depict. It is fascinating to see how fast this spreads with no one questioning whether it is accurate.
Update: I have no idea if she is weak or has health problems or is completely healthy. That is not the point of this post. The point is how readily old content is repurposed on social media, and that most accept this as fact.
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Photo shows Hillary Clinton slipping on stairs and requiring assistance to walk up the stairs into a home or building.