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Fact Check: This Limestone Sculpture Of Ronaldo Carved By A Boy Is AI-generated


A picture of a young boy with the statue of footballer Cristiano Ronaldo is being widely shared on social media. In several posts, the boy is praised for carving Ronaldo out of limestone.

The cation with the picture reads: This young lad carved Cristiano Ronaldo out of limestone.🤯🐐

The above post on Threads can be seen here. More such posts can be seen here, here and here.


NewsMobile fact-checked the above picture, and found it to be AI-generated.

Putting the picture through a Reverse Image Search, the NM team could not find any report authenticating the image in question. It’s worth noting that had such a statue of Ronaldo been unveiled, it would undoubtedly have garnered extensive coverage from the global media, as it has on previous occasions. Examples of such coverage can be seen here, here, and here.

Analysing the image using AI-detection tools such as Hive and AI or Not, our team came to know that the picture in question was generated by AI.

Hence, with the above findings, it can be concluded that the picture in question is AI-generated.

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