Stock Shock! Gov't Office Allegedly Uses Stock Images for Demographic Report

Nick Kangadis | July 9, 2021
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So this is a thing, apparently.

On Thursday, a Twitter user posted images and links that allege the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) used stock images from the subscription image site Shutterstock as their cover photo for the office’s “Annual Demographic Report Fiscal Year 2020.”

Not only that, but the Twitter user also alleges that the ODNI photoshopped in a blind man and a woman in a wheelchair to make the photo seem even more diverse.

Here’s the initial tweet, which includes both the Shutterstock image and the ODNI cover photo:

For full disclosure, the Twitter user also tweeted out the link to the Shutterstock image, along with a retweet of the ODNI’s own Twitter post announcing the release of the report:


It’s not clear whether the ODNI did this on purpose or not. But, it's just hilarious to point out that they used a stock image that any Joe Schmo off the street can use.

Just use your own eyes. You make the call.

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