Photo of baby skydiving is not real
The photo is AI-generated
Claim: A photo shows a baby jumping out of an airplane and skydiving.
Fact: The photo doing the rounds on social media is an AI-generated image created by Facebook user Timothy J. Nemeth.
Fact or Fiction?
On 5 April 2023, Diva Magazine posted a photo on Instagram claiming that it shows a baby skydiving.
“#DivaReports: This is definitely the cutest and bravest baby on Earth to go skydiving! Just check out the absolutely adorable photos as proof!,” the post reads.
Soch Fact Check found the claim to be false. A Google search led us to an article by Al Arabiya News. The report published on 10 April 2023 stated that a Facebook user Timothy J. Nemeth posted the photos on 30 March.
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Nemeth, however, posted a disclaimer in a comment, saying that “no real babies were harmed in this AI recreation of Babies jumping out of airplanes.”
Hence, the photos going viral on social media of babies skydiving are not real. AI-generated images of the babies look hyper-real and have inconsistencies such as unnatural teeth and fingers.
The user also shared other AI-generated images of babies climbing and hiking.
Diva Magazine’s post gained significant traction, with more than 153,000 likes on Instagram.
The photo was also posted by the outlet on Facebook. It received 640 likes and 55 shares.
Conclusion: The viral photo of a baby skydiving is not real. The AI-generated images were created by a Facebook user.