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No, US President Joe Biden Didn’t Call PM Modi a ‘World Leader’

We found that the tweet was posted by an imposter account and President Biden made no such comment about PM Modi.

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No, US President Joe Biden Didn’t Call PM Modi a ‘World Leader’
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The screenshot of a tweet purportedly made by the United States President Joe Biden has gone viral on the internet with a claim that he called Prime Minister Narendra Modi a “world leader” while thanking him for his greetings on him becoming the 46th US President.

However, we found that the tweet was posted by an imposter account and President Biden made no such comment about PM Modi.

CLAIM

One user claimed, while sharing the viral image, said, “अब तो USA के राष्टपति जी बिड़न ने भी वर्ल्ड लीडर बोला मोदी साहब को”

[Translation: Now even the President of USA, Biden, called PM Modi a world leader.]

An archive of the post can be found here.
(Source: Facebook/Screenshot)
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An archive of the post can be found here.
(Source: Facebook/Screenshot)
An archive of the post can be found here.
(Source: Facebook/Screenshot)
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The same image was shared by people on Twitter with similar captions.

An archive of the post can be found here.
(Source: Twitter/Screenshot)
An archive of the post can be found here.
(Source: Twitter/Screenshot)
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WHAT WE FOUND OUT

We compared the viral tweet with an original tweet posted by President Biden on his Twitter handle (@JoeBiden) and saw two errors.

Comparison of viral tweet and an original tweet. 
(Photo: Altered by The Quint)
The name of the handle in the viral tweet was @JoeBidenPresid_ and not @JoeBiden). Secondly, the original handle of President Biden is a verified account and contains a blue tick. The viral image, on the other hand, didn’t contain a blue tick but had the US flag beside the handle.

We looked for the imposter account but found that the account was removed. However, we also found several users responding to the now-defunct account.

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On 20 January 2021, Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States, and PM Modi tweeted his congratulations to the incumbent President and said, “My warmest congratulations to @JoeBiden on his assumption of office as President of the United States of America. I look forward to working with him to strengthen India-US strategic partnership.”

We didn’t find any response made by President Biden on PM Modi’s tweet, while this story was written.

Evidently, a tweet from an imposter account was shared to falsely claim that US President Biden addressed PM Modi as “world leader”.

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