July 21, 2010
BP has come under fire over a “photoshopped” image of its Gulf Coast oil spill command centre, which indicated that staff were busier than they actually were.
The oil company has acknowledged that it posted on its website an altered photo that exaggerated the level of activity at the centre in Houston.
The picture posted over the weekend showed workers monitoring a bank of 10 giant video screens displaying underwater images of the deadly oil leak.
However a spokesman for BP admitted that two screens were actually blank in the original picture and a staff photographer had used Photoshop software to add images.
This article was posted: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at 3:40 am