The Modi government has always had the reputation of being extremely tech savvy. From using social media to promote their schemes to keeping countrymen and women updated about the hon'ble prime minister's movements, the Modi government has clearly taken governance into the 21st century. No wonder, Zuckerberg loves us so much.
So it shouldn't come as a surprise if the government's media wing can do more than just post information on social media sites. I mean, thoda bohot photoshop everyone knows. Well it seems they do too. Not very well though.
But the thing about the juntaa is that it knows everything.
It so happened that PIB shared a photo of Narendra Modi doing an areial survey of the flood-hit areas in Tamil Nadu, a state that has been suffering heavy and incessant rainfall for a while now and we all know how in such situations, it is imperative for PIB to broadcast photos of some important people on aircrafts looking concerned at the devastation below, you know sends the right message. Unfortunately this time, it appears to have completely backfired.
No sooner had this photo been shared than people started claiming that it was a morphed one. Alas, the PIB wallahs need crash courses in Photoshop if they are to continue with this line of activity, because no matter what one does, one must do it well.
As usual, this caused a major outrage on Twitter and PIB took down the tweet. Always a good move when you don't want people to find out what you just did.
Don't fret if you haven't seen the original. Of course someone took a screenshot.
So PIB has deleted the original tweet, but here it is. Our dear PM surveying a shoddy Photoshop job. pic.twitter.com/Dz9wlmurUE— Bobin James (@Bobin_James) December 3, 2015
Seriously, do folks at @PIB_India think people are so stupid? That wasn't even good photoshop job. And deleting tweets doesn't work either.— Rezaul Hasan Laskar (@Rezhasan) December 3, 2015
Why does PIB tweet photoshopped pics? And why do they photoshop them so bad? https://t.co/zGV97YvlFx— Ankur Bhardwaj (@Bhayankur) December 3, 2015