Fact Check: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra did not take a dig at Jawaharlal Nehru; This tweet is morphed

A screengrab of a tweet by Indian National Congress leader, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, talking about Jawaharlal Nehru has gone viral on social media.

The Facebook post read, “My favourite story about my great-grandfather is the one about when as PM, he returned from work at 3 am to find his bodyguard exhausted and asleep on his bed. He covered him with a blanket and went to his room to sleep with his wife…

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FACT CHECK

NewsMobile fact-checked the above post and found it to be morphed.

With the help of keywords, we found a similar tweet by Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Jawaharlal Nehru dated November 14, 2019. 

The Twitter post read, “My favourite story about my great-grandfather is the one about when as PM, he returned from work at 3 am to find his bodyguard exhausted and asleep on his bed. He covered him with a blanket and slept on an adjacent chair.


On comparing the viral post with the desktop view, Twitter deck view and the mobile view we could spot several errors, which are as follows. 

  1. The content in the real post and the fake post differs and the last line of the tweet is edited.
  2. ‘#JawaharlalNehru’ was missing in the fake post.
  3. In the real post, it is written ‘Twitter for iPhone’ whereas in Fake post it is written ‘Twitter for Android’.
  4. The date and timing in the real post were ‘November 14, 2019’ and ‘12:24 PM’ respectively. But in the fake post, it was written ‘14 Nov 19’ and ‘16:33’. (However, the timing could be different depending on the time zone)
  5. Also, in the viral post ‘5h’ was absolutely incorrect, as ‘5h’ and timing below the post are never mentioned together. 

 

 

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has also uploaded the same post on Facebook.

In conclusion, with the help of the above information, it is clear that the viral post is morphed. Don’t fall for this fake screengrab as it can mislead the masses. 

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