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Fact Check: New York Times reported that the Aam Aadmi Party set a world record for gathering the highest number of people in a political rally.

Fact Check: New York Times reported that the Aam Aadmi Party set a world record for gathering the highest number of people in a political rally.

The New York Times clarified that the screenshot of the news report in circulation is fake.

What’s going on: A post on social media states that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party set a world record for gathering the highest number of people in a political rally. The post is accompanied by a screengrab of a news report with a headline, “Aam Aadmi Party sets world record for the highest number of participants in a political rally.” However, the claim is baseless.

On April 2, 2022, Kejriwal held a roadshow in Nikol village in Ahmedabad, following a landslide victory in the Punjab elections. The subheader of the report read, “nearly 25 crore people attended Arvind Kejriwal’s rally in Punjab after his landslide win in Punjab election”.

In fact: The claim has been falsified by NYT. On April 4, 2022, NYT commented on the viral screengrab on Twitter, saying, “The screenshot in that tweet is a mocked-up image,” adding that the story was not written or published by them. Moreover, the NYT did not carry any report related to the AAP rally.

Considering a morphed image is being circulated, claiming to be an NYT report, we are marking this claim as false.

Source: Culled From Logically.

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