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- This photo was altered. The original doesn’t show the presidents holding hands.
President Joe Biden made a surprise trip to Ukraine on Feb. 20, and he was photographed walking with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy outside of a monastery in Kyiv.
Multiple news outlets have published the picture. But an altered version of the photo is spreading on social media.
"TFW your sugar daddy keeps paying your bills so you have to hold his hand in public," the description of the altered image says, using an abbreviation for "that feeling when." The image appears to show Biden and Zelenskyy holding hands, their fingers entwined.
An Instagram post sharing the image was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram.)
We rate claims the photo is authentic False.
Instagram post, Feb. 20, 2023
Star Tribune, A surprise trip to show U.S. resolve, Feb. 20, 2023
Reuters, Biden promises new military aid for Kyiv during 'historic' visit, Feb. 20, 2023
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