The trigger was a group photo from the Association of Social Democratic Academics, which shows the members crowded together on a terrace. “Recorded before Corona,” assured the Social Democrats on Twitter. But Twitter users had doubts about this claim after a tell-tale detail appeared in the picture.
One of the men pictured holds an FFP2 mask in his left hand as if he had just taken it off shortly before the photo. Numerous Twitter users of course noticed this and criticized the SPÖ. She finally rowed back and apologized: she had made “an editorial mistake” here.