Fake Viral

No, ‘PM Modi wasn’t appointed as chairperson of 153 countries’

Written by Khalid Sameer

A video in which Narendra Modi can be see making a grand appearance on stage amid a group of people cheering for him is being widely shared across social media platforms claiming that Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi has been appointed as the chairperson of 153 countries.

It is being shared with a message in Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp that reads as “मोदी जी को 153देशो का अध्यक्ष चुना गया मुझे गर्व है मेरे देश के शेर पर विदेशो मे कोई भारत को जानता नही था आज मोदी वहा का मुख्या है” (Modi ji was elected the president of 153 countries. No one in foreign countries knew India before. Now I m proud that the lion of my country was made the chief  there)’.  (Archive)

The viral message reads as, “मोदी जी को 153 देशो का अध्यक्ष चुना गया मुझे गर्व है मेरे देश के शेर पर विदेशो मे कोई भारत को जानता नही था आज मोदी जी वहा के मुख्या है” (Modi Ji has been chosen as a president of 153 countries, I am proud of my PM, nobody knew the India earlier,but today Modi ji is the chief there).

[The viral post also has sub subtitles that say: मोदीजी के विरोधक ये विडियो देख नहीं पाएंगे और मोदीजी के समर्थक इस विडियो को लाइक और शेयर किये बिना निचे नहीं जा पाएँगे, (Haters of Modi ji won’t be able to watch this video, and supporters of Modi ji won’t scroll down without liking and sharing the video.”

FactO Check:

Using InVId chrome extension, we performed a reverse image search of some keyframes on Yandex, and the results led us to the same video which was uploaded on YouTube in 2018. The original video was posted by the official YouTube account of Mr. Narendra Modi.

According to a report published by India TV “The event was aired live in September 2015, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi was addressing the Indian diaspora at San Jose’s SAP Centre & more than 45,000 people had registered for this community reception at SAP arena, however, only 18,500 people were given the tickets”.

It is evident that this is an old video of PM Modi addressing the Indian American community in 2015 shared with the false claim..

Conclusion: The video is old and the claim that  Modi was made the chairperson of 153 countries is misleading and false.


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Khalid Sameer

A young inquisitive passionate about translating projects, task visions and objectives into reality, offering tangible results in line with profound understanding & ingenuity.

Skilled in production, fully conversant with social media influencing tools, SEO manegement, Content publishing & strategy, Graphic designing and video editing, Media relation and many more.

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