‘BBC survey’ claiming that Congress 4th most corrupt party in the world is fake

'BBC survey' claiming that Congress 4th most corrupt party in the world is fake

  • A story from a site called BBC News Point claimed that the Congress was the fourth most corrput in the world

    In another example of the dangers of spreading fake news, a survey, allegedly conducted by the BBC, did the rounds claiming that the Congress is the fourth most corrupt party in the world.

  • However, on doing a background check, and thanks to groups like Social Media Hoax Slayer, DNA discovered that the source of the article was not the BBC, but actually a site that is called BBC News Point.
  • Notice that BBC News Point’s logo is completely different from BBC.
  • But as the news started spreading, users began putting the real BBC logo, giving people the impression that BBC had indeed conducted the survey.
  • BBC India’s Geeta Pandey on Monday posted a tweet, corroborating that the survey indeed was fake as the BBC doesn’t do such stories.

‘BBC survey’ claiming that Congress 4th most corrupt party in the world is fake – A story from a site called BBC News Point claimed that the Congress was the fourth most corrput in the world

@dna: ‘BBC survey’ claiming that Congress 4th most corrupt party in the world is fake

In another example of the dangers of spreading fake news, a survey, allegedly conducted by the BBC, did the rounds claiming that the Congress is the fourth most corrupt party in the world.

The so-called survey has been circulating around social media for the past several days, with people lashing at the Congress party and its leaders. However, on doing a background check, and thanks to groups like Social Media Hoax Slayer, DNA discovered that the source of the article was not the BBC, but actually a site that is called BBC News Point.

Notice that BBC News Point’s logo is completely different from BBC. But as the news started spreading, users began putting the real BBC logo, giving people the impression that BBC had indeed conducted the survey.

BBC India’s Geeta Pandey on Monday posted a tweet, corroborating that the survey indeed was fake as the BBC doesn’t do such stories.

However, the news of the alleged corruption has gone viral thanks to several influencers on Twitter, who had shared the story.

‘BBC survey’ claiming that Congress 4th most corrupt party in the world is fake