Fake News About PM Modi in Social Media

In the past two days, several images have been floating on social media depicting PM Narendra Modi refusing to fold hands before a statue of Mahatma Gandhi even as Japanese PM Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe bow their heads in respect.

These images are false. The Prime Minister did show respect to Gandhiji, as the other photos so plainly prove. Such mischievous misinformation should be discredited and criticised by all of us, regardless of political ideologies.

Millions of Indians are active on social media, and many tend to believe fake news stories. If information is corrupted, the national debate is diluted and democracy is weakened. The above-mentioned misleading photos, for example, could easily be verified by searching for similar images on Google or Twitter – a task that takes less than 30 seconds.

Credit : The Logical Indian

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