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Fake ‘ABP-CVoter Opinion Poll’ For Andhra Pradesh Elections Goes Viral

Authors

Kushel HM is a mechanical engineer-turned-journalist, who loves all things football, tennis and films. He was with the news desk at the Hindustan Times, Mumbai, before joining Newschecker.

Pankaj Menon is a fact-checker based out of Delhi who enjoys ‘digital sleuthing’ and calling out misinformation. He has completed his MA in International Relations from Madras University and has worked with organisations like NDTV, Times Now and Deccan Chronicle online in the past.

Claim

An opinion poll conducted by ABP-Cvoter for the 2024 Andhra Pradesh Assembly elections, which is scheduled to be held before May 2024, projected a thumping majority for chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s YSRCP in the 175-seat legislative assembly.

The archived version of the tweet can be seen here.

Fact

Newschecker ran a keyword search for “ABP-CVoter opinion poll Andhra Pradesh”, which did not throw up any credible news reports or official records about such a survey. We looked up CVoter’s website, where we did not find any poll concerning the upcoming Andhra Pradesh Assembly elections.

We, however, came across this ABP Live report, dated February 29, 2024, sharing the viral infographic, which firmly states that ABP Live and CVoter have not issued any such projections or data regarding the Andhra Pradesh assembly elections 2024.

“A social media post bearing the logo of ABP Live and its English website name is going viral on social media platforms, with the claim that ABP-CVoter has projected a range of seats for the Andhra Pradesh assembly which is due for polls in 2024. The post is fake, and ABP Network or any of its subsidiaries have not released any such data regarding Andhra Pradesh Assembly Election 2024. ABP Network does not bear any responsibility for the data being shared. The creative being widely circulated on WhatsApp and other platforms is completely fabricated and false,” read the report.

ABP Live also tweeted out a #FakeNews alert, regarding the viral graphic, on February 29, 2024.

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Result: False

Sources
ABP Live report, February 29, 2024
ABP Live tweet, February 29, 2024


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Authors

Kushel HM is a mechanical engineer-turned-journalist, who loves all things football, tennis and films. He was with the news desk at the Hindustan Times, Mumbai, before joining Newschecker.

Pankaj Menon is a fact-checker based out of Delhi who enjoys ‘digital sleuthing’ and calling out misinformation. He has completed his MA in International Relations from Madras University and has worked with organisations like NDTV, Times Now and Deccan Chronicle online in the past.

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