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Tom Hanks wore a ‘Nope Not Again’ anti-Trump t-shirt.
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I believe you did a great job unfolding the truth behind this X post of Tom Hanks wearing this 'Nope Not Again' t-shirt. You found multiple sources supporting and backing up your claim that this photo is false.

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+10 votes
by Apprentice (1.2k points)
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The claim that Tom Hanks wore a "Nope Not Again" t-shirt against Trump is false. Reuters states that the photo is digitally altered. The overall verdict was that the original photo shows Tom Hanks wearing a navy blue t-shirt. Another source that fact-checked this claim was Snopes. Snopes states that "the actors image has frequently been subject to manipulation and misrepresentation," so this is not a new accusation for Hanks. Overall, the claim made here was false and digitally altered to depict Hanks were anti-trump merchandise.

https://www.reuters.com/article/idUSL1N30N1RD/

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/tom-hanks-anti-trump-t-shirt/

False
by Novice (600 points)
I think this is a good fact-check because there are direct quotes from quality sources to prove the claim is false. There is detail about how the image has been altered to manipulate. I think there could've been more support by looking into the source that posted the claim. Understanding the creator of the claim can help to prove whether the claim is truthful or not.
by Novice (670 points)
This fact check does a good job at presenting the information clearly and precisely. You present the facts that are given in the articles. You explain in immense detail how the articles clearly state the the original claim is false and photoshopped. One thing I suggest is that you could go into more detail about how the account the posted the edited photo is unreliable.
by Newbie (400 points)
You did a great job finding the source of this picture to see if it was altered in any way or not. Also, the way you found other sources that have also fact-checked this picture shows how dedicated you were to finding the answer to this and to getting validated on whether it was true or not.
by Apprentice (1.5k points)
I think you did a good job at using very reliable sources to fact-check (Reuters and Snopes).  I found another instance of Tom Hanks "wearing" another Trump-related t-shirt here, https://www.verifythis.com/article/news/verify/pop-culture/tom-hanks-shirt-keep-america-trumpless-fake/536-32a1a490-cd41-461a-ac00-c31cd234d665.
+21 votes
by Novice (710 points)
The claim that "Tom Hanks wore a 'Nope Not Again' anti-Trump shirt" is false. To begin, the source is not reliable as it originated from an X account. The person is not a high quality source (like a news source, or recognized media outlet).  Additionally, the post was circulated on Facebook. This displays inaccurate imagery, yet there is no proof of being bias or directly intended to harm. I think it is important to note that Tom Hanks has publically expressed his critique of former President Trump; that does not validate this claim. Lastly, I reviewed other relative articles, which reveal Hanks has consistently been inaccurately depicted in various examples wearing anti-Trump clothing.

https://www.reuters.com/article/idUSL1N2R01MX/

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/tom-hanks-anti-trump-t-shirt/?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=LinkedIn#Echobox=1706278342

https://time.com/4528931/tom-hanks-on-donald-trump-women-comments/
False
by Novice (500 points)
When assessing the validity of the source, your response turned out to be quite helpful. You first used credible, well-known fact-checking websites. It was also observed by you that a number of other websites were highlighting this and trying to draw attention to the fact that it was occurring at all.  You may see how thorough you were in verifying the false charge by looking up the person who uploaded the content on some parts of the website.
by Newbie (430 points)
I agree with your statement it seems like you crossed referenced different information and found reliable sources. Your fact check has gone into detail about where the information started from and how it spread trough social media.
by Newbie (400 points)
You did a great job finding enough evidence to confidently say this is false information. This picture is clearly edited unprofessionally and was circulating on unverified sources. You also did a great job finding the original source that made this picture and found that they had other unverified information on their page, that also indicated that this was false.
by Novice (700 points)
I agree with your claim because it is apparent that it is false based on your evidence. While X, is not a reputable source it makes it harder to find concrete evidence. I think you did you a great job at this. After further investigation, and reading and watching the video on the Time article it is evident that he has been seen online photoshopped into many of these clothing with lettering on them.
by Newbie (260 points)
I agree with your factcheck here that Tom Hanks was not wearing an anti trump shirt. You gave a concise answer that is helpful for someone who hasn't even looked at the article yet. It was also very helpful how you quoted multiple sources and cited your sources for others to understand where you are coming from.
+4 votes
by Apprentice (1.4k points)
The "Nope, not again" shirt is a photoshopped image. The same shirt was also photoshopped onto Taylor Swift, other celebrities, and politicians too. The photos are posted across various social media platforms and from different accounts in order to promote the shop that has the shirts.

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/tom-hanks-anti-trump-t-shirt/

https://viralstyle.com/c/7LZ6o4?fbclid=IwAR3CFQQ39x_eBbCNSfqRpAGIvNIAzUjRWh_WBrDSh1eQawTzIM2JqwcPXjk
False
by Novice (740 points)
Good job on this fact check. I have seen the "Nope, not again" shirt photoshopped onto celebrities fact checked before, and your research into the other examples of this phenomenon was important to proving that this is false.
by Novice (580 points)
This is a good start to a fact check - I am curious what sources you got this information, such as how you knew it was false content?
by Novice (990 points)
Nice job on this fact-check. You kept it simple and provided sources. I think a little more context in terms of who posted the content and where the other photos came from can go a long way to helping prove the claim is false.
by Novice (600 points)
I think it was good and important that you included the fact that there are other photoshopped images of the same shirt on different celebrities. I think that it is good you found other sources posting the same content but, I think more research could've been done on other sources that are more high-quality like a news organization.
by Novice (680 points)
Interesting point revolving how this situation has also happened to other celebrities. I have personally not seen images as such. However it is important to raise this as a point in an effort to stay aware of such things in the future.
by Novice (590 points)
This fact check does a good job of not only answering the claim and identifying the issues as well as citing other incidents of similar misinformation.
+5 votes
by Novice (510 points)

After some research, I believe that this image is digitally altered. Tom hanks has been subject to digitally-altered pictures of himself wearing these "anti-Trump" shirts for a few years now, as shown in this Reuters fact check

The user who posted this, has multiple posts on their X timeline that have community checks beneath them, which shows they post misleading/false content quite regularly, without checking if it's true or not. 

After some more research, there is a Snopes fact check about this exact photo, showing that it is digitally altered, and Tom Hanks did not wear this shirt, further backing my skepticism, and proving that this post is false. 

False
by Novice (580 points)
This is a good fact check - I appreciate your links to Snopes and Reuters, which are both well-known fact-checking websites. Further, I wanted to add that if you look at the original t-shirt website, there have been other celebrities, such as Taylor Swift who fell subject tp the altered images in this shirt.
by Novice (990 points)
Really good fact check. I used the same source to fact-check the picture. I would say using more specific examples for evidence would help, such as citing or showing what other posts the account used to post the Tom Hanks photo. If they fabricated other information/pictures, it can show the person reading that the picture of Tom Hanks is most likely also false.
by Journeyman (2.0k points)
Your fact-check is very easy to follow and concise, I like how you added the sources from Snopes and Reuters but also how you included that the user who shared this image on X has multiple posts that have community checks beneath them indicating that the user is not a reliable source and that they spread false information regularly.
by Novice (680 points)
Great point on checking the person that posted the picture on x. This is something that I wish I would have thought of as well. Taking things with a grain of salt is very much dependent on the account.
by Novice (650 points)
Your fact-check is very clear and easy to read. I appreciate that you included the sources from Reuters and Snopes, but you also mentioned that the person who posted this image on X has multiple posts with community checks underneath them, suggesting that they are not a trustworthy source and frequently disseminate false information.
+2 votes
by Novice (580 points)

The claim stating that Tom Hanks wore an anti-Trump 'Nope Not Again' shirt is false. The account who posted the image on Twitter is by an account called @SteveLovesAmmo, a very clear conservative account. Additionally, when doing further research, I looked on the fact-checking website, Snopes, where this photo was also confirmed to be false, as this same, computer-generated t-shirt has been used in many different photos of other celebrities, such as Taylor Swift. Lastly, I was able to find the original website attempting to sell the t-shirt, where they used the Taylor Swift and Tom Hanks photos as advertising. 

https://taylorswiftshirt.store/products/tom-hanks-nope-not-again-shirt 

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/tom-hanks-anti-trump-t-shirt/?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1706138012-2 

False
by Novice (670 points)
This is a very good fact check. You provide the information and evidence from the articles that help to support the claim that the original post was not true. Your research conducted across multiple website collectively determined the same thing. You made these findings very clear which reiterated the fact that the claims are not true.
+3 votes
by Novice (990 points)

This claim that Tom Hanks wore a 'Nope Not Again' anti-Trump t-shirt is false. First off the account is very pro-republican but also posts some strong and biased claims against President Biden while showing support for former president Trump. Additionally, I searched the photo and other accounts have fabricated similar pictures with other celebrities including Mark Cuban and Taylor Swift. Snopes, which is a fact-checking website, proves that the claim is false, showing the image of Hanks being fabricated with other sayings and people admitting they photoshopped them. Hanks does oppose Trump and contributed to Biden's campaign, however this picture is not real and this claim is false. 

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/tom-hanks-anti-trump-t-shirt/

https://twitter.com/RayRedacted/status/1720848031581377006

False
by Novice (820 points)
Your use of other fact checking sources to start researching the validity of the claim is strong. In the future, I think looking deeper into the sources and ways in which Snopes (or another fact-checking site) found their information would be helpful-- especially if you happen upon content that has not been covered by one of these sites yet, but still want to make an informed assessment of the content being published. Thanks!
+1 vote
by Apprentice (1.2k points)
The claim that Tom Hanks wore a 'Nope Not Again' anti-Trump t-shirt is false because the photo is a photoshopped picture. The claim started on Twitter through the user @Stevelovesamno, who is not a reliable source (compared to a news source or media outlet) and seems very conservative based on what he posts on X. Snopes fact-checked this and said that this claim is false as well. Tom Hanks has also been photoshopped in the past wearing different political shirts as well, and this shirt has been photoshopped on other celebrities to get advertising for the shirt. The image was digitally altered and the claim is false.

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/tom-hanks-anti-trump-t-shirt/
False
+2 votes
by Apprentice (1.0k points)

Upon researching the claim of Tom Hanks wearing a "Nope Not Again" anti-Trump shirt, it appears that this claim is false. The image that was posted on X, by the user, @SteveLovesAmmo, is a digitally altered image of Tom Hanks wearing a dark grey shirt. The same shirt has been photoshopped onto a picture of Taylor Swift before as well. I couldn't find the source of the original image but there have been multiple images or words that have been photoshopped onto this picture of Tom Hanks. While Tom Hanks has expressed his stance on the former president, that being his disapproval for Trump, there is no legitimate source of Hanks wearing this shirt, as there are multiple sources proving that the photo is digitally altered. 

Original Claim: Steve on X: "If you ever needed another reason to vote for Donald Trump in New Hampshire today. https://t.co/fgaLEKp42M" / X (archive.li)

Example of another message posted using the same picture: Did Tom Hanks Wear ‘Nope Not Again’ Anti-Trump T-Shirt? | Snopes.com 

+1 vote
by Novice (640 points)

This claim appears to be false. The post comes from Twitter, from an unreliable account and has since been circulating around Twitter and Facebook. There are no credible new sources that have posted about this photo, which appears to be digitally altered. This photo first surfaced from a source named "Hella Sexy Entertainment" which focuses on mostly celebrity gossip. This is not even the first instance of a digitally edited "Nope Not Again" shirt as Taylor Swift was also digitally edited to wear this shirt as well. Both of these celebrities have expressed disapproval for Trump however that does not automatically make these photos real in anyway.  https://checkyourfact.com/2024/01/26/fact-check-tom-hanks-nope-not-again-anti-trump-shirt/ 

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/tom-hanks-anti-trump-t-shirt/?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=LinkedIn#Echobox=1706278342 

+1 vote
by Novice (600 points)

This claim leads to an X post by @SteveLovesAmmo in which an image of Tom Hanks appears wearing a shirt that says ‘Nope Not Again’. At first glance, this image looks edited and fake. The account that uploaded this image favors the Republican party and seems to put hate toward Democrats and people who are against Trump. I think the fact that this user creates posts like this then, they were probably just trying to make Tom Hanks look bad in the eyes of his followers. This X account is not a high-quality source. This post contains manipulated content. Fact-checking sources like Reuters.com states “The image is not authentic, however, and the original image shows Hanks wearing a plain white shirt, with no message emblazoned on the front.” As well as there is another X post of the same image but, the t-shirt says ‘Who killed Isaac Kappy?’ which also proves that the image was altered to say different things on the t-shirt. The source who posted this image of Tom Hanks states in another post: “I edited that text on his shirt in Photoshop!”, therefore proving that it was edited. There is also evidence from Tom Hanks’ verified social media accounts that shows “no evidence of him posting such a photograph.” 

https://www.reuters.com/article/idUSL1N2R01MX/ 

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/tom-hanks-anti-trump-t-shirt/ 

False

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