Fact Check-Marjorie Taylor Greene photo ‘without makeup’ is digitally altered

A photograph circulating alongside the claim that it shows U.S. Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene without makeup is digitally altered to make her appear older.

The image, which also features former Representative Madison Cawthorn, was posted on Twitter (here) and Facebook ( with captions such as: “MTG is looking rough without makeup.”

The original unaltered image of both Republicans appeared in a USA Today article dated Feb. 15, 2021 (here).

Greene, 48, first posted the unaltered photograph on Twitter in December 2020, with the description: “Absolutely loved getting a workout in this morning with @CawthornforNC! Madison is a real champion, and I’m thrilled that we will battle together against the Socialist Squad’s radical plans for America. SAVE AMERICA! STOP SOCIALISM!”

The tweet has since been deleted, but archived versions are available ( and (


Altered. The photograph has been digitally altered to make Marjorie Taylor Greene appear older than in the original.

This article was produced by the Reuters Fact Check team. Read more about our fact-checking work (here) .