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Actor Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson didn’t wear this anti-Trump t-shirt

A photo of Dwayne Johnson (aka “The Rock”) wearing a provocative anti-Trump t-shirt has garnered lots of engagement on social media, but it’s a doctored still taken from a 2015 movie. Let’s take a look at the facts.

A tweet that says, ““And I held firmly, To what I felt was right, Like a rock.” -B.Seger @TheRock.” The post includes a photo of the actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson appearing to wear a t-shirt with an American flag and the message “Keep America Trumpless.” The News Literacy Project has added a label that says, "DOCTORED IMAGE."
The actor Dwayne Johnson (aka “The Rock”) did not wear a t-shirt that said, “Keep America Trumpless.”

NewsLit takeaway

Doctoring photos of celebrities to add political messages to their shirts is a common disinformation tactic. While it is sometimes used for ideological purposes, it also serves as a viral marketing ploy for internet t-shirt entrepreneurs.

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