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(SPAM) Fake Fingers To Cast Vote

This post is circulating on social media with wrong claims about fake finger being used for voting. Please find more details in this article.

[SPAM] Fake Fingers To Cast Vote

This post is circulating on social media with wrong claims about fake finger being used for voting. Please find more details in this article.

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Below post has been circulating on social media.


Fake fingers being made for casting votes, I don’t know where we are going?

Verification:This Fingers are not for casting vote, These are Prosthetic Fingers

There has been no such case reported. The picture which is circulating is of Prosthetic fingers used in Japan. Please find more details at the links below.

An old post has been in circulation once again.

These are Prosthetic fingers that helped Japanese Yakuza members to get their life on track. In Japan, a stunted pinkie signifies membership in the yakuza, or Japanese mafia. In a ritual known as “yubitsume,” yakuza members are required to chop off their own digits to atone for serious offenses. The left pinkie is usually the first to go, though repeated offenses call for further severing. As a result, those who get out, have a hard time finding work because of the stigma attached to those missing fingers: Read more

On search we found the same image on the following link and read what is written about the image. We are sharing the image. There is no relation of thest prosthetic finger to the elections. In the Japanese mafia there is a ritual of punishment – cutting off the fingers. The emergence of this ritual is related to the way the Japanese samurai held the sword. For the first offense, the little finger was cut off, for the second – the ring finger, and so on, up to the index finger. With each severed finger, holding the sword was increasingly inconvenient, the grip of the warrior weakened, and he had to rely more and more on his comrades: Read more

Prosthetic specialist Yukako Fukushima has been working in the prosthetic industry for more than 20 years and has built up a worldwide reputation, thanks to the high quality of her work. She has also won two government distinctions for her contribution in helping reformed Yakuza members rehabilitate and reintegrate back into society

Anyone in Japan without a little finger could well be ex-mafia – chopping off the appendage is a punishment for wanting to leave the Yakuza. But now one company which specializes in fake fingers is helping ex-gangsters go straight; Read more

While the image is shared for fake purpose, infact prosthetic finger or any other body part helps a person to do the daily routine effectively. Many people lose their body parts due to various reason .Than these prosthetic limbs are the saviour.


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Fake fingers To Cast Vote | Nokiye


Post Date: 21st Feb 2017

Post ID: #40010



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