A Facebook post from 6 May includes a photo supposedly showing a badly vandalised bus shelter that still has a CDU election poster with the slogan “For security and order” attached to it. The user has added the comment: “When a poster does unintentional comedy.” The post has so far been shared 270 times on Facebook.
Facebook post with the composite image. (Screenshot and anonymisation: CORRECTIV)
The same picture is also included in an article on the Journalistenwatch website from 5 May. The aim is clearly to mock the CDU in the run-up to the EU elections:
Composite image in an article on the Journalistenwatch website. (Screenshot: CORRECTIV)
There is no CDU poster in the original photo
A reverse Google Image search reveals it to be a composite image: the poster was added to the original photo at a later date .
The photo was taken in early January in Hamm-Heessen, as can be seen from an article in the Westfälischer Anzeiger, which also includes a second photo taken from a different angle. The damage was apparently the result of rioting on New Year’s Eve.
Article in the Westfälischer Anzeiger showing the original photo of the vandalised bus shelter in Hamm-Heessen. (Screenshot: CORRECTIV)
The same vandalised bus shelter from a different angle. (Screenshot: CORRECTIV)
Furthermore, the CDU poster that has been added to the image is an old one from the 2017 Bundestag election campaign.
Wholly false. The photo is a composite of more than one image. No CDU election poster can be seen in the original photo.