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Did 5G spectrum auctions suffer a record loss of Rs. 2.8 lakh Cr?- Read the FactCheck

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A snap of The Times of India is going viral on the internet. There is an article in the newspaper cutting with the title “5G spectrum auctions suffer a record loss of Rs. 2.8 lakh Cr. And, above it Rs. 280000000000000 is written in bigger fonts.

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Meanwhile, a social media user A S K BAALAMURUGA, shared the newspaper cutting with the claim, “₹28,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,000 Scam by BJP! Biggest scam in the Indian history! #5G_Scam_Bjp.”

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Similarly, many other users have shared this claim on their social media handles

Fact Check

On reverse image search, we found a tweet from the verified account of the National editor of Times of India, Pankaj Doval. In the tweet, he shared a picture of a newspaper cutting of TOI with the caption, “That’s how the Business Page looks like when you start the day with record spectrum auctions, and end the day with record auto sales…

From his tweet it is clear that the viral newspaper cutting is fake.

Conclusion

From this DFRAC fact check it is clear that the claim of the social media users is fake.

Claim Review: um auctions suffer a record loss of Rs. 2.8 lakh Cr
Claimed by: social media users
Fact Check: Fake

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