No, Saudi TV Didn’t Blur Out Michelle Obama’s Face When the President Met King Salman


Twitter is hopping right now about how Saudi TV allegedly blurred Michelle Obama’s face, thanks to this YouTube video:

Only it’s bullshit. The YouTube uploader appears to have added the blur, not some Saudi TV network.

(Here is another video the YouTuber uploaded that’s blurred.)

This version shows no such blur:

 

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