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Fact-Check: Fake Graphic Peddled as NDTV Predicting Congress Win in Telangana

NDTV took to their official X handle to confirm that the viral graphic is fake.

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A graphic which shows media organisation NDTV's 'poll of polls' is going viral with users claiming that the channel predicted that Congress party is winning the Telangana assembly elections by a huge margin.

Who shared it?: Along with several X (formerly Twitter) premium users, Congress national spokesperson, Supriya Shrinate, shared a similar claim on her official handle.

NDTV took to their official X handle to confirm that the viral graphic is fake.

An archive of the post can be found here.

(Source: X/Screenshot)

NDTV took to their official X handle to confirm that the viral graphic is fake.

An archive of the post can be found here.

(Source: X/Screenshot)

We also received the viral graphic on our WhatsApp tipline. (Archives of similar claims can be found here, here, and here.)

What is the truth?: The viral graphic is false. NDTV took to their official X handle to refute the viral claim and said that they have not conducted such 'poll of polls' for Telangana.

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How did we find that out?: We went through NDTV's social media handles, and came across a post that carried the same graphic as seen in the viral claim.

  • The post was uploaded on 28 November.

  • Its caption said, "#FakeNewsAlert | NDTV has not carried any poll of polls for #Telangana2023. Please don’t spread fake news."

About the polls mentioned in the graphic: Team WebQoof found only two available opinion polls, which are mentioned in the viral graphic, predicting seats for the parties contesting elections in Telangana.

  • A report in The South First that was published on 26 November said that the Congress appears to be in the lead with 57-62 seats, while the Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) looks to gain 41-46 seats.

  • It mentioned that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) could be seen leading in three to six seats and All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) may get six to seven seats.

NDTV took to their official X handle to confirm that the viral graphic is fake.

The report was published on 26 November.

(Source: The South First/Screenshot)

  • Further, we found a post uploaded on the verified X handle of 'Lok Poll' that gave its final opinion poll numbers for the elections in Telangana. It was uploaded on 28 November.

  • While we did not find any recent exit polls survey conducted by ABP C Voter Poll, we found an older report dating back to 4 November.

  • It said that the ABP News C-Voter Survey for the month of November showed Congress giving tough competition to the ruling BRS.

  • It further mentioned that BRS may secure 40.5 percent, and Congress might receive 39.4 percent of the votes.

  • The survey predicted the BJP receiving around 14.3 percent of the votes.

NDTV took to their official X handle to confirm that the viral graphic is fake.

The report was published on 4 November.

(Source: ABP News/Screenshot)

Conclusion: It is clear that a fake graphic is being shared to falsely claim that it shows NDTV 'poll of polls' for the Telangana assembly elections.

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