skip to content

Fact Check: Old Image of ‘The Great Ethiopian Run’ Falsely Portrayed as AAP Supporters Rallying for Kejriwal’s Release in Delhi

Date:

An image has surfaced on social media claiming that a huge rally is being organised on Delhi streets, led by Aam Aadmi Party leaders and supporters, protesting against Arvind Kejriwal’s arrest.

The Facebook post reads: “दिल्ली की पूरी सड़क केजरीवालमय हो चुकी है। रामलीला मैदान मे ये रैली नही रैला है। कह दो जाकर हुक्मरान से,राहुल-केजरीवाल नहीं अकेला है।” (English translation: The entire streets of Delhi have become Kejriwal-esque. It’s not just a rally at Ramlila Maidan, it’s a trend. Tell the authorities that Rahul and Kejriwal are not alone.)

Here is the link to the above post.

FACT CHECK

NewsMobile fact-checked the viral post, and found it to be false.

Conducting a reverse image search of the photograph, the NM team traced an article by CNN Travel, dated August 4, 2017, featuring a comparable image with a caption: The annual Great Ethiopian Run in Addis Ababa is popular among tourists.

The identical image also appeared on the MDG Achievement Fund website, with a caption: “Haile Gebreselassie kicks off the Great Ethiopian Run under the slogan ‘We Can End Poverty by 2015.’”

Below, there is a comparison between the viral image and original image.

The image was additionally featured in a report by Mossyfoot.com, dated November 15, 2015, with a title: “Team Mossy Foot in the Great Ethiopian Run”.

Hence, we can conclusively say that an old image has been falsely shared as AAP Supporters Marching For Kejriwal’s Release In Delhi.


If you want to fact-check any story, WhatsApp it now on +91 11 7127 9799

Error: Contact form not found.

Click here for Latest Fact Checked News On NewsMobile WhatsApp Channel

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Share post:

Subscribe

Popular

More like this
Related

Meet Prafulla Dhariwal: The Indian Techie Behind OpenAI’s GPT-4o

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman acknowledged the pivotal role of...

Gujarat ATS Arrests Four ISIS Terrorists At Ahmedabad Airport

Ahmedabad: In a significant breakthrough, the Gujarat Anti-Terrorism Squad...

Phase 5: 56.68% Voter Turnout Recorded Till 5 PM | TOP UPDATES

New Delhi: The fifth phase of the 18th Lok...

In Pics: Bollywood Turns Out To Vote

As the voters in 49 constituencies across India cast...