Fact Check: Waitress Is NOT Holding Dr. Oz Sign To Read 'NO' -- This Photo Has Been Edited

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  • by: Marlo Lee
Fact Check: Waitress Is NOT Holding Dr. Oz Sign To Read 'NO' -- This Photo Has Been Edited Edited Photo

Did a waitress at a diner hold a Dr. Mehmet Oz campaign sign so that it would read "NO"? No, that's not true: The picture with the "NO" sign has been edited. On Oz's verified social media accounts, the sign is much smaller and is being held the correct way.

The claim appeared in an Instagram post on August 28, 2022. The post's caption reads:

Well played β™ŸπŸ˜‚πŸ€£

This is what the post looked like on Instagram at the time of writing:

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Facebook screenshot(Source: Instagram screenshot taken on Mon Aug 29 15:13:44 2022 UTC)

On August 12, 2022, Oz visited the Capitol Diner in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, while running for a seat in the U.S. Senate. Here is a local news article about the event.

This photo in the Instagram post has been edited. On Oz's verified social media accounts -- Instagram, Facebook and Twitter -- there are unedited versions of this photo. The sign in the unedited photo is much smaller and held the right way up.

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(Source: Instagram screenshot taken on Mon Aug 29 15:31:39 2022 UTC)

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Marlo Lee is a fact checker at Lead Stories. She is a graduate of Howard University with a B.S. in Biology. Her interest in fact checking started in college, when she realized how important it became in American politics. She lives in Maryland.

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