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FACT CHECK: Did BJP members use banned Chinese app CamScanner to scan party notice

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The scanned document shared by AAP is not photoshopped. Someone from BJP indeed used the banned Chinese app Cam Scanner to scan the document.

Nearly a month ago, India banned 59 Chinese apps over national security and privacy concerns. However, 23 of them can still be used, either through the main app or on the ‘lite’ version.

Amid this, the Aam Aadmi Party targetted BJP after it tweeted an image of an order signed by BJP's National Secretary Arun Singh and alleged that the order was scanned using banned Chinese app CamScanner, which was among the 59 banned apps in June.  

Aam Aadmi Party shared a scanned image of the order in which one can see the watermark od 'CamScanner' with a caption, BJP using banned Chinese Apps?

 However, the BJP's Delhi unit has refuted AAP's allegation stating that the image is photoshopped and also that the AAP was resorting to 'cheap politics' and was peddling fake news. The tweet reads, "Just for the records here is the original copy. The one you had shared is a fake photoshopped copy which again shows your level of cheap politics and we don’t even expect more from you because we know that’s the base of your politics. Fake Stories and lies."

The same scanned image of the circular was tweeted by the official page of BJP, congratulating Shree Somu Veeraju. In this scanned copy, one cannot see any watermark. 

We further searched for tweets by BJP members in which they have shared the scanned image of the circular. We found one such tweet by National General Secretary of BJP, B L Santosh. This image was tweeted at 9:37 PM on July 27, just 4 minutes after AAP pointed out that BJP members are using banned app 'CamScanner', and in this image, a part of the CamScanner watermark is visible. 

Here is the zoomed image of the relevant section. (see the arrow pointing to watermark)

Reportedly, AAP also tagged a post by BJP Leader and national spokesperson Syed Shahnawaz Hussain that included the notice with part of the watermark "scanned with CamScanner" visible in the corner. However, the post has now been deleted and been re-posted by Hussain without the watermark anywhere to be seen now.

Many users have pointed out that since the document is overlapping with the Cam Scanner watermark, the picture shared by AAP is photoshopped. However, this is not conclusive enough to say whether picture is photoshopped or not since different versions of the same app can have different behaviors due to some bugs.

As the scanned image is a party circular, which would have been distributed among the party members, hence there is a possibility that some of the BJP members used CamScanner to scan the circular distributed among their party members.

In conclusion, the scanned document shared by AAP is not photoshopped. Someone from BJP indeed used the banned Chinese app Cam Scanner to scan the document.

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