This is journalism at its worst.
A doctored image of a Sikh man in Canada was published on several news outlet as a suspect in the terrorist attacks on Paris, reports SMH out of Australia.
Veerender Jubbal is a writer and an activist. A closer inspection of the photo reveals the electrical outlets seen in the photos are from North America. The original photograph on the right shows Jubbal taking a selfie with an iPad. In the image on the left, the iPad has been photoshopped to appear as a Koran and he is now wearing a suicide vest.
People are editing, and photoshopping my selfies as if I am one of the people causing the issues/problems in Paris.
— Veerender Jubbal (@Veeren_Jubbal) November 14, 2015
The altered photo was published on the front page of a major Spanish newspaper, La Razón, which quickly apologized. The same image also appeared on publications elsewhere in Spain as well as Italy.
Jubbal has spent the last 24 hours trying to repair the damage from the photographs. His timeline is full of tweets urging journalists to contact him directly and pleading with his followers to help get the word out about the mistake.
He is a controversial figure in the gamer community. You can read suspicions about where the altered image might have originated in SMH .