Hyderabad: After Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray's son Aaditya Thackeray tweeted that he has tested positive for COVID-19, a screenshot of a news broadcast by TV9 Bharatvarsh claimed that he has tested positive for HIV/AIDS.
The photo has gone viral on social media.
NewsMeter found that the viral screenshot has been morphed and passed on with FALSE claims.
NewsMeter searched online for the TV9 Bharatvarsh report and found a video from 20 March on its YouTube channel. However, it claims that Aaditya Thackeray, son of CM Uddhav, tested positive for coronavirus.
The word "corona" was replaced by "HIV/AIDS" in the viral image.
We also searched for reports on Aaditya Thackeray and HIV/AIDS and found none.
Clearly, the claim that Aaditya Thackeray has tested positive for HIV/AIDS is FALSE. A screenshot of TV9 Bharatvarsh report was morphed.