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Fact Check: Shiv Sena leader and MLA Aaditya Thackeray did not drop ‘minister’ from Twitter bio, viral claims are false

Vishvas News in its investigation found the viral claim to be fake. Shiv Sena leader and MLA Aaditya Thackeray has not dropped ‘minister’ position from his Twitter bio.

  • By Vishvas News
  • Updated: June 22, 2022

New Delhi (Vishvas News): Amidst the recent political chaos in Maharashtra where the MVA government looks unstable, Vishvas News came across a post and several news reports claiming that he dropped ‘minister’ position from his Twitter bio. Vishvas News in its investigation found the claim to be false.

Claim:

Several users on social media are claiming that Shiv Sena leader and MLA and Cabinet Minister of Tourism and Environment for the Government of Maharashtra, Aaditya Thackeray has dropped his ‘minister’ position from Twitter bio.

Pune Mirror tweeted the claim.

Also some media organisations too carried the reports.

Facebook user, Revan Siddappa shared the screenshot of Aaditya Thackeray’s Twitter profile and wrote, “Aaditya Thackeray – आदित्य ठाकरे Removes “Minister” Designation from his profile…!!!

All set for #BJP Government in #maharashtra”

Check the post and its archive version here.

Other users too are sharing the same.

Investigation:

Vishvas News started its investigation with Google keyword search and found that certain news media organisation had carried the report.

We found a tweet by Gaurav Kadam, who said that he never had ‘minister’ in his bio.

Vishvas News then searched using wayback machine.

According to a screenshot taken on April 28, 2022. He did not have a ‘minister’ bio on his Twitter account.

Also, according to a snapshot taken on 13 June, 2022, he did not have minister position on his Twitter bio.

In the next step of investigation we reached out to Aaditya Thackeray through WhatsApp and shared the claim with him, he said, “Fake news. Never put the bio on Twitter. Always been on insta.

We checked his Instagram profile, his bio said, “Minister for Tourism, Environment & Protocol, Govt of Maharashtra, President: Yuva Sena, Vice President: WIFA, President of the Mumbai District FA”

In the last step of investigation we did a social background search of the Facebook user who shared the claim, Revan Siddappa. The user is resident of Bangalore and is followed by 528 people.

Conclusion: Vishvas News in its investigation found the viral claim to be fake. Shiv Sena leader and MLA Aaditya Thackeray has not dropped ‘minister’ position from his Twitter bio.

  • Claim Review : Aaditya Thackeray drops minister from his Twitter bio
  • Claimed By : Revan Siddappa
  • Fact Check : False
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