Post Truth Era: Beware of Fake Social Media Posts – By Shubhda Chaudhary
As India languishes due to the recent Pulwama attack leading to the tragic death of 40 CRPF jawans, and the various complicated trajectories emerging after the horrendous episode, social media is being callously used to spread vitriolic hatred and propaganda. CRPF has noticed this trend and in an attempt to flag the ‘fake’ photos of terrorists, has clearly stated to not like/circulate/share these false and fabricated images. For further assistance, they could be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meanwhile, a viral social media photo being circulated shows Rahul Gandhi standing along with Adil Ahmad Dar, the suicide bomber.According to TOI, the fake photo was circulated under the name of ‘Nidhi Pathania’, stating that Rahul Gandhi’s top aide had helped in the terrorist attack.…
Another fake photograph that has been circulated more than 12,000 times in two days is that of the Russian military personnel, Maxim Alexandrovich Razumovsky. In fact, the photograph originally hails from September 1, 2004 when terrorists took over 1,100 hostages (mainly children) during the Beslan school siege.…
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