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Weekly Wrap: Misinformation Around Lok Sabha Poll Results, Kangana Ranaut Slap Row And More

After two consecutive terms with a clear majority, the BJP returned to a third term with a reduced strength, contradicting exit poll results, following a dramatic counting day for the general elections that saw misinformation and disinformation through the course of two months. From fake news around the verdict of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections to the Kangana Ranaut slap controversy, here are our top fact-checks of the week.

Andhra Protesters Burn Chandrababu Naidu’s Photo For Siding With PM Modi? No, Video Shared With False Claim
A day after the declaration of the Lok Sabha Election results, the NDA unanimously passed a resolution electing Narendra Modi as its leader, thereby confirming the Modi 3.0 government. As TDP affirmed its support to the BJP, a video showing protesters thrashing a photograph of Chandrababu Naidu and setting it on fire has grabbed the attention online. Newschecker found that the video showed a protest in Andhra’s Guntakal prior to the state polls over nomination of Gummanur Jayaram as TDP candidate from the assembly seat.

Here’s The Truth Behind Viral Image Showing Bulldozer At Sabarmati Ashram In Gujarat 
Several social media users shared an image, claiming that a bulldozer was sent to Sabarmati Ashram in Gujarat ahead of the third term of the Narendra Modi-led NDA government. Newschecker learnt that the bulldozer was not brought for any demolition work.

2006 Photo From Anti-Mosquito Spray Ad Campaign Falsely Linked To Kangana Ranaut Slap Row
An image had gone viral, claiming to show the imprint of a hand on newly elected BJP MP Kangana Ranaut’s face after she was allegedly slapped by a woman CISF constable. Newschecker found the image to be from a 2006 ad campaign for a mosquito repellent.

Did BJP Win 100 Constituencies With A Margin Of Less Than 1,000 Votes? ECI Data Refutes Claim

Several social media users claimed that the BJP won by a margin of less than 500 votes in 30 seats, and less than 1,000 votes in 100 constituencies in the 2024 Lok Sabha Polls. Newschecker found the viral claim to be fabricated as the lowest margin by which a BJP candidate won the Lok Sabha Poll was 1,587 votes.

Edited Video Passed Off On Social Media To Claim Nitin Gadkari Refused To Stand Up For Modi in NDA’s Meet
A video went viral with the claim that BJP leader Nitin Gadkari refused to stand up and chant Modi…Modi slogan during NDA’s Parliamentary Party Meeting in Delhi on June 7, 2024. Newschecker found that the video was edited and shared on social media with misinterpretations.


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