India TV Fact Check: In the age of internet and social media, the spread of fake news has become common. Every time misleading posts and videos go viral on social media related to a big leader or an event. To warn you against such fake news, we bring India TV Fact Check. The latest case of fake news has come up regarding Indian Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. A picture has gone viral on social media in which Dharmendra Pradhan Biju is seen making the election symbol of Janata Dal. However, when we fact-checked the claim, the photo turned out to be edited and fake.
Why is this going viral?
A picture of Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan is going viral on social media. In this picture, Dharmendra Pradhan is seen drawing the election symbol of Biju Janata Dal, the ruling party of Odisha, on the wall. Facebook user Sidhanso Mohanty shared the photo and wrote – Best photo of the day. And also on social media platforms Singhmitra Panda The user named shared this photo.
India TV investigated?
Prime Minister Dharmendra is a Union Minister and one of the veteran leaders of the BJP. That is why we found it strange for him to paint on another party’s election symbol. So we decided to investigate this claim. When we searched about this news with the help of Google open search, we did not find any news about this incident anywhere. After that we searched this image with the help of Google reverse image. As we did this, we found a tweet from Dharmendra Pradhan on January 28, 2024. In this, Dharmendra Pradhan has shared a picture similar to the viral picture. However, in this, Pradhan was painting the election symbol of BJP instead of BJD on the wall. It was clear that someone had edited the picture and shared it on social media. In fact, on the occasion of the 44th foundation day of the BJP, a nationwide BJP wall writing program has been launched. Dharmendra Pradhan also participated in the same program.
What did the fact check find?
Produced by India TV Fact check has revealed that the picture of Biju Janata Dal election symbol on Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan’s wall has been edited and went viral. In fact, if checked, this claim is found to be completely fake. Actually, Pradhan was painting the election symbol of BJP. People are advised to beware of this viral fake post.
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