Nice attack: Photoshopped image of Canadian Sikh trends again online wrongly accusing him as attacker

Veerender Jubbal. via Twitter

A Photoshopped image of a Canadian Sikh has once again been shared on social media following the horrifying truck attack in Nice, France wrongly accusing the man as being responsible for the attack that left at least 84 dead.

On Thursday, social media users began to recirculate a Photoshopped image of Canadian journalist Veerender Jubbal accusing the man as being involved in the deadly rampage.

The now suspended Twitter account @officalsamhyde shared the altered image of Jubbal calling the man a “French Muslim.”

“French Muslim Veerender Jubbal reportedly involved in #Nice terror attacks, posted pictures before committing them,” the post reads.

Simran Singh, a friend of Jubbal, took to Twitter to implore social media users to “help end the rumours.”

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“People are wrongly identifying my Sikh friend as being responsible for the #Nice attack. Please help end the rumors,” Singh tweeted.

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This is the second time in less than a year Jubbal has been accused of being behind a terrorist attack.

In November, social media users shared the heavily doctored image of the journalist identifying Jubbal as one of the Paris attackers.

The original image, a selfie, was taken in August and shows Jubbal standing in a bathroom snapping the picture with an iPad. Following the attacks in Paris an altered image surfaced showing Jubbal holding a Quran, not an iPad, and wearing an explosive vest.

Jubbal was forced to take to Twitter to defend himself over the edited image.

The Canadian said he believes he was the target of the hoax as part of a smear campaign by so-called GamerGate supporters, a controversial online movement, Jubbal heavily criticized.

Several media outlets published the altered photo of Jubbal, including a major Spanish newspaper that later issued an apology for identifying the man as a Paris attacker.

Late Thursday, police shot dead a the attacker, who was identified as a 31-year-old Nice resident of Tunisian descent.


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