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Fact Check: This screenshot viral in the name of UP elections is fake

In the investigation of Vishvas News, the screenshot of a viral survey in the name of ABP News turned out to be fake. Fake news purveyors have tampered with the old screenshot of the channel and making it viral in the name of UP Election 2022.

  • By Vishvas News
  • Updated: October 12, 2021

New Delhi (Vishvas News): A fake post is going viral on social media. In this, the old opinion poll of a channel is edited and is made viral as an opinion poll of UP 2022 elections. Vishvas News investigated and found the viral post to be fake. This was also confirmed by the senior editor of ABP.

Claim

Facebook user Raghavendra Rajput shared a picture of the opinion poll writing: अबकी बार अखिलेश भैया की सरकार।

The text inside the photo reads: “एबीपी न्‍यूज सर्वे के अनुसार, 2022 के यूपी चुनावी में सपा को 228 सीट मिल रही है। जबकि इसमें आगे लिखा गया कि अखिलेश 300+ पार ओपिनियन पोल।”

It is written in the picture that according to the ABP news survey, SP is getting 228 seats in the 2022 UP elections. Whereas it was further written that Akhilesh 300+ Opinion Poll.

The archived version of the post can be seen here.

Investigation

Vishvas News searched YouTube with related keywords and found viral screenshot-like content in the video uploaded on the YouTube channel of ABP News stating it to be the UP 2012 election results. It was further informed that in the 2012 elections, the SP had got 228 seats. Apart from this, it also showed about the seats won by the other party. You can watch this full video below.

Vishvas News scanned the social media accounts of ABP. We found a tweet dated October 8, 2021, on the Twitter handle of ABP News. It was written in it that according to the survey, the BJP government is being formed again in UP, benefit to SP too.

Vishvas News spoke to the senior editor of the editorial department of ABP News regarding the viral post. He said that the viral post is completely fake.

We scanned the profile of the Facebook user Raghavendra Rajput who shared the viral post. His account was created in February 2018.

Conclusion: In the investigation of Vishvas News, the screenshot of a viral survey in the name of ABP News turned out to be fake. Fake news purveyors have tampered with the old screenshot of the channel and making it viral in the name of UP Election 2022.

  • Claim Review : ABP's recent survey
  • Claimed By : Facebook user Raghavendra Rajput
  • Fact Check : False
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