Hyderabad: A video of a boy being caught for allegedly hacking an EVM is viral on social media. Users claim that the incident that took place in the recently concluded Bihar Assembly elections.

Many social media users have shared this video and claimed that the boy, who was caught after hacking the EVM machine, could cast 8000 votes in 2 minutes.

Click here to view the archive and here to view a similar claim on Facebook.

A YouTube channel named Sach Ke Saath shared the video with the title: "EVM Machine Hack! BJP! Bihar Election 2020! Assembly Election."


FACT CHECK:

The claim that the incident took place during Bihar Assembly polls is false.

At the beginning of the video, a man says that the boy was caught hacking the EVM at "Rukhi Gaon." We searched the place on Google and found that it is a village in Haryana and falls under the Baroda Assembly seat.

With a keyword search, we found a report by Amar Ujala stating that "a young man was giving out the voter slip from the machine and he had connected the machine with the help of mobile WiFi" during the Baroda by-poll elections.

The same was reported by Hari Bhoomi and Dainik Bhaskar. According to the report, many youth were caught for allegedly trying to hack the EVM machine by Congress supporters during the Baroda by-poll elections.

Evidently, a video from Baroda by-poll in Haryana is being shared as EVM being hacked in Bihar Assembly Elections. Hence, the claim is false.


Claim Review :   EVM hacking in Haryana by-poll passed off as electoral fraud in Bihar
Claimed By :  Twitter Users
Fact Check :  False

Misha Rajani

Misha Rajani is currently a Freelance Fact Checker at Newsmeter and is a final year student at Loyola Academy Degree and Pg College. She is doing her degree in Psychology, English, and Journalism. She has a zeal for learning and is very passionate about writing. Apart from writing articles, she also writes poetry.

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