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A Fake Survey Citing The BBC Is Back, This Time Predicting A Congress Win

A Fake Survey Citing The BBC Is Back, This Time Predicting A Congress Win

The fake post claims that the survey was conducted by CIA, KGB and Mossad which predicts a landslide victory for the Congress.

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Claim

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has reported a pre-poll survey conducted by the CIA, KGB and Mossad predicting a landslide victory for the Indian National Congress. The Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) is expected to get between 225 to 327 Lok Sabha seats. The BJP-led National Democractic Alliance (NDA) is expected to get 95-158 seats.

Fact

This is a fake pre-poll survey being cited in the viral WhatsApp message. BBC had previously told BOOM on another fake pre-poll survey attributed to the news organization that it does not conduct election surveys in India. The URL of BBC's official website has been added to lend credibility to the fake message.

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Claim

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has reported a pre-poll survey conducted by the CIA, KGB and Mossad predicting a landslide victory for the Indian National Congress. The Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) is expected to get between 225 to 327 Lok Sabha seats. The BJP-led National Democractic Alliance (NDA) is expected to get 95-158 seats.

Fact

This is a fake pre-poll survey being cited in the viral WhatsApp message. BBC had previously told BOOM on another fake pre-poll survey attributed to the news organization that it does not conduct election surveys in India. The URL of BBC's official website has been added to lend credibility to the fake message.

  To read more click here

Claim Review : WhatsApp forward claims a BBC reported a survey claiming a Congress win

Fact Check : FALSE

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Anmol Alphonso is a fact-checker with BOOM. He has previously interned at IndiaSpend as a fact-checker and was a reporting intern at Times of India, Indian Express, and Mid-Day. He is a post-graduate diploma holder in journalism from St Paul’s Institute of Communication Education, Mumbai.

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