Fake Aaj Tak Image of Trump Celebrating Ayodhya Verdict Goes Viral
A viral image on social media is being shared with a claim that AajTak reported Donald Trump celebrating the Ayodhya Verdict. 
A viral image on social media is being shared with a claim that AajTak reported Donald Trump celebrating the Ayodhya Verdict. (Photo: Altered by The Quint)

Fake Aaj Tak Image of Trump Celebrating Ayodhya Verdict Goes Viral

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Ever since the five-judge bench of the Supreme Court delivered its verdict in the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi title case on 9 November, the fake news factory has worked overtime on it.

CLAIM

In yet another such claim that is doing rounds on social media, users are sharing an image of AajTak which says that after the Ayodhya verdict was delivered, United States President Donald Trump fired gunshots in the air above the White House and chanted Jai Shree Ram.

The image, which also has journalist and anchor Anjana Om Kashyap in a window screen, is being circulated on various social media platforms with the same claim.

(Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Screenshot)

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TRUE OR FALSE?

The Quint could verify that the image is fake and has been altered to superimpose text on screen. After visiting the archive of the channel, no such footage could be accessed.

We came across a bulletin in which the same top banner that read, ‘Sabse bada mukadma, sabse bada faisla (The biggest case, the biggest verdict)’ could be seen. Firstly, this bulletin was aired on 8 November, a day before the Ayodhya verdict came out.

The post on the left shows the post which was circulated on Facebook along with the false claim, while the video on the right shows the actual bulletin.&nbsp;
The post on the left shows the post which was circulated on Facebook along with the false claim, while the video on the right shows the actual bulletin. 
(Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Aaj Tak/Screenshot)

Secondly, nowhere in the bulletin did the anchor claim that Trump was celebrating the judgment (even before the judgment was out).

You can see the entire bulletin here.

A careful look at the image also revealed that the template was altered and a text box was superimposed on top of the real graphic plate.

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