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Fact Check: Quote Defaming ABP And UP CM Yogi on Social Media

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A quote, “Watching porn leads to the reproduction of more children” has been connected to UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. The statement is being broadcasted as ‘News’ on the graphics template of ABP News channel.

Twitter user kabirmerchant11 was among those who shared the quote on twitter.

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In 2016 A satirical post was posted on facebook
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The same quote has been floating on social media since 2016.

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The latest occurrences of the quote surfaced on June 14, 2016, the same day, several people shared a similar story posted on a satirical website – mindthenews.com.

Along with that Patrika (another news magazine) published a report which quoted Adityanath as saying that Hindus being reduced to minorities would lead to disastrous results, the site published a satirical commentary on the UP CM. According to the news article, Adityanath said that Hindus should watch more porn to give birth to at least four children.

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And- mindthenews.com mentions this:-

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The real update revealed by ALT news is:

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ABP News editor Pankaj Jha informing the truth said,

“It’s a fake graphic plate. We don’t use this font for text”

An identification of the screengrab and a genuine ABP News graphic plate from its broadcast shows a clear difference.

Also, there are other red flags in the screenshot.

1. The vertically rotated sentence has a question mark at the start.
2. A direct quote starts with double quotation marks, not single quote marks.

3. The ABP News logo is too close to the text, which is not the same way in reality.

In the past, fake ABP News graphic plates have been used to target Rahul Gandhi, Smriti Irani, and Sambit Patra.

Source: Alt News

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