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People Think Jeremy Corbyn’s Hat Was Photoshopped To Look Russian, So We Tried It Out

BBC Newsnight has denied an image of Corbyn was deliberately made to look Russian.

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People got really angry.

The BBC actually photoshopped Jeremy Corbyn's hat to make it look more Russian for this smear on Newsnight. Let that sink in. The BBC is being used as an anti- #Labour propaganda machine. https://t.co/IFrmhy2wCk

Newsnight denied the claims and said it was the result of a change in contrast and colour.

Our (excellent,hardworking) graphics team explained the image has had the contrast increased & been colour treated, usual treatment for screen graphics as they need more contrast to work through the screens. If you look you can see it’s same hat in silhouette

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After each person wore the hat we showed them the finished photos and asked them one question: "Do you think you look Russian?"

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Ikran is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Ikran Dahir at ikran.dahir@buzzfeed.com.

Laura Gallant is a staff photographer for BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.

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