A series of photos depict Twitter staff crying following Elon Musk's takeover.
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Following Elon Musk's takeover of Twitter, social media users began sharing a series of photos purportedly showing Twitter workers in shocking and tearful moments.
Misbar investigated the circulating images and found the claim to be misleading.
After conducting a thorough reverse image search, Misbar found that the images circulating are not related to the Twitter buyout.
The Photo Shows White House Staff, Not Twitter Staff
The three images depict White House staff members listening to the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama.
The speech addressed Donald Trump's presidential victory over Hillary Clinton.
The photos were taken in the White House's Rose Garden.
Our team discovered the first viral image, which was then published in a Time magazine article.
Jim Lo Scalzo, the photographer, captured the image for the EPA on November 9, 2016.
The second outdated image depicts Obama's reaction to Trump's victory.
The AP's Susan Walsh took the photo in the Rose Garden at the White House on November 9, 2016.
The third photo was shared by the New York Times in its November 11, 2016 report on the same occasion.
An Old Image of a CEO Crying Resurfaces
This widely shared photo is also outdated.
The photo features Braden Wallake, the CEO of HyperSocial, a marketing agency based in Columbus, Ohio.
Wallake was in tears after writing a guilt-ridden post about layoffs that ended with a teary-eyed selfie.
The post was shared on LinkedIn two months ago.
Elon Musk Takes Control of Twitter
The misleading photos emerged following Elon Musk's $44 billion purchase of Twitter.
According to reports, several senior employees, including the boss, Parag Agrawal, have been fired.