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Katelyn Ferral
By Katelyn Ferral March 13, 2024

Donald Trump image on flag-lined street is AI-generated

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An old artificial intelligence-generated photo of former President Donald Trump is making the rounds again as the 2024 presidential election intensifies. 

A March 6 Facebook post claimed "America stands with Trump" and included what appeared to be a photo of Trump walking on a street lined with flags, leading a crowd that has massed behind him. 

This Facebook post was flagged as part of Meta’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram.)

The image was initially shared April 4, 2023, on X by Trump’s son, Eric Trump, who wrote, "One of a kind!" The image is not authentic and was generated by artificial intelligence.  

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When Eric Trump originally shared the image, it included a watermark from the Twitter account Brick Suit, a social media figure who wears a brick-patterned suit at the Trump rallies he frequently attends.. The Facebook post resharing the image did not include the watermark.

The image has clues that it was generated by artificial intelligence. For example, the faces and hands of the people in the background behind Trump are significantly distorted. 

Other AI-generated fake photos of Trump have circulated in recent years, including a widely shared mug shot after he surrendered Aug. 24, 2023, at the Fulton County jail in Georgia following his indictment on racketeering and conspiracy charges. 

We rate the claim that a photo shows Trump on a New York City street lined with American flags with a crowd behind him Pants on Fire!  

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