After the Paris terrorist attacks on Friday, a Canadian Sikh man was surprised to discover that a photoshopped picture of himself was circulating online, labeling him as one of the terrorists. The picture spread on Saturday, along with claims that "one Islamic State attacker in #ParisAttacks was a sikh convert to Islam." Some questioned the veracity of the image, however, because it looked photoshopped, and there were North American plugs in the bathroom.
Soon after the images began circulating, the man, Veerender Jubbal, discovered what was happening and took to Twitter to set things straight:
Thankfully, several media outlets picked this up and started showing Jubbal's original selfie and the doctored image side by side:
Jubbal is a noted opponent of Gamergate, and he initially speculated that some Gamergate supporters might be responsible for the editing of his image:
Sure enough, Vice has confirmed that the image was made by Gamergate supporters, but months before the Paris attacks. Unfortunately, multiple news outlets still picked up this doctored image. Jubbal is now working to set things straight, while, thankfully, maintaining some good self-esteem: