An image shared on Facebook purportedly shows a golden bust of former President Donald Trump erected in place of the recently-destroyed Georgia Guidestones.
This image is digitally altered. It is not clear that the Georgia Guidestones were replaced with any other type of monument.
The Georgia Guidestones, a group of interconnected granite slabs inscribed with “commandment-like inscriptions” located in Eberton, Georgia, were partially destroyed by an explosion in the early hours of July 6, according to The Economist. NBC News reported that the remnants of the monument were demolished the following day, “safety reasons”.
A Facebook photo appears to show an image of a Trump bust, which was erected at the site of the demolished monument. The new Georgia Guidestone IS PERFECTO! Text included with the image reads “Perfecto!” The image was digitally created. The picture of the same bust can be found for sale on Faces of History, a website that sells 3D printed sculptures of historical figures. Check Your Fact was informed by a spokesperson that the statue had been photoshopped onto the image without permission.
A reverse image search reveals the background of the image was taken from a photo posted to Flickr in 2010 of the Georgia Guidestones. “Located atop the highest point in Elbert County, Georgia overlooking GA Hwy 77 just south of the Hart-Elbert County line,” reads the Flickr photo’s caption. “The stones, since being erected in 1980, have been shrouded in mystery.”
There are no credible news reports to suggest a new statue has been erected where the Georgia Guidestones once stood. (RELATED: Did The New York Times Publish An Article About Pfizer’s Ceo Vowing To Rebuild The Georgia Guidestones? )
This is not the first time misinformation about the monument has spread online. Check Your Fact has recently discredited an image that appeared in the New York Times about Albert Bourla, CEO of Pfizer. He claimed that he would rebuild the Georgia Guidestones.