With Uttar Pradesh assembly elections round the corner, political maneuvering is at its peak. Of late, some leaders have left BJP and joined Samajwadi Party.
In this backdrop, screenshot of a report aired on a news channel is being widely shared on social media with a claim that since Amit Shah talked about changing UP’s Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath threatened to join the SP if he was removed.
(Original Text: अमित शाह ने की मुख्यमंत्री बदलने की बात, तो योगी आदित्यनाथ ने दे डाली सपा ज्वाइन करने की धमकी)
Here’s the link to the above post.
The image has gone viral on Facebook.
NewsMobile fact-checked the above claim and found it to be FALSE.
Starting with our investigation, we did a keyword search but could not find any credible media report corroborating the viral claim. If Yogi Adityanath had made such a statement, it would have been widely covered by media.
Searching further, we found a tweet uploaded on the official handle of Knews in which it was clarified that “the above news which is going viral in the name of Knews, Knews has nothing to do with this news, those who damage the image of a respected channel by this fake news are eligible for penal action.”
Knews दर्शकों बताना चाहता है कि उपरोक्त खबर जो Knews के नाम से वायरल हो रही है Knews का इस खबर से कोई सरोकार नहीं है इस फेक खबर से एक सम्मानीय चैनल की छवि को क्षति पहुंचाने वाले दंडनीय कार्रवाई के पात्र हैं. जो उन पर की जा रही है @UPGovt @Uppolice @dgpup @BJP4UP @CyberCellLKO pic.twitter.com/mfl55P7Pug
— Knews (@Knewsindia) January 12, 2022
We then compared the viral image with an original screenshot of Knews report and found many dissimilarities in the colour scheme and font style.
Thus, it is evident from the above information that the viral screenshot is morphed.
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