Narendra Modi 7th Most Corrupt Prime Minister in the World: Fact Check


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Story:

Narendra Modi 7th Most Corrupt Prime Minister in the World 2018, according to a Research by BBC News Hub.

Other Versions

Narendra Modi 7th Most Corrupt Politician in the World.

Fact Check:

A story doing rounds on social media says Narendra Modi 7th Most Corrupt Prime Minister in the World. The messages of corrupt allegation on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi are presented as a research by BBC News Hub. Although many readers bought the story, it is not at all true.

Origin of Claim

The story became popular after Facebook fan page ‘I Support Rahul Gandhi’ shared a related post in early May 2018. The image post carried a text saying Shri Narendra Modi is the 7th most corrupted Prime Minister in the World 2018 and mentioned the source as a research by BBC News Hub. It further said Modi is using supreme powers to develop his own businesses as he had made billions during his Govt & he used country resources to grow his own assets.

Narendra Modi 7th Most Corrupt Prime Minister?

In November 2017 BBC News Hub website bbcnewshub.com did in fact publish an article mentioning Narendra Modi as 7th Most Corrupt Prime Minister in the world. However, truth is, the website BBC News Hub is in no way related to BBC. The article says Narendra Modi “is known as most corrupt leader of Hindustan and one of the most corrupt prime ministers in world,” but does not present any kind of proofs to the said allegations. The article content contains significant grammatical mistakes. Moreover, the disclaimer information of the website mentions (in improper English) they are not 100% sure of the authenticity of information available on their website due to internet.

Screenshot of the article on BBC News Hub website
Screenshot of the article on BBC News Hub website
Screenshot of article on BBC News Point website
Screenshot of article on BBC News Point website

Earlier in March 2017, a similar article appeared on a very similar BBC News Point website bbcnewspoint.com. The article titles were also similar, and both of them carried image of Narendra Modi with respective links to the website and their social profiles.

Image of Narendra Modi in BBC News Hub article

Image of Narendra Modi in BBC News Point article

Importantly, in March 2017 the BBC News Point website published a hoax article saying BBC declared top 10 most corrupt political parties in the world. The article listed Indian National Congress as the 4th most corrupt political party. Back then an Editor for BBC Online said BBC does not do such surveys on corruption in political parties.

BBC Declares Top 10 Most Corrupt Political Party in the World 2017: Hoax

So, all these factors conclude to saying the story about Narendra Modi 7th Most Corrupt Prime Minister in the World is a fake, hoax news. Therefore, the Facebook page ‘I Support Rahul Gandhi’ has shared a false news attributing corruption to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The image post also carried the logo of another Facebook page “Ye Bik Gayi Hai Gormint – Truth of India“.

Hoax or Fact:

Hoax.


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