Today News agency PTI was slammed by the twitter users and broadcasting Minister Smiriti Irani for sharing a strange picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar, in an news update, after the dissatisfaction shown by the broadcasting Minister, the news agency removed their post and issued clarification and apology for hurting sentiments.
This is not the first time PTI came under fire. PTI was has been criticized a lot several times as of late, for sharing wrong and incorrect news. Few days back, PTI shared a news saying that Government made Aadhaar Card mandatory for death certificates, In effect from 1st October 2017.
Later the News information Bureau pointed out that the news was incorrect, this was followed by a heavy backlash from the people on Twitter.
— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) August 6, 2017
Even in an earlier incident, the agency said that then defense minister, Manohar Parrikar, planning surgical strikes on Pakistan because he supposedly felt “insulted” by the question of a journalist, the news turned out to be incorrect. The agency has also been accused of spreading fake news about UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
A news agency like PTI which is trusted by the people, and whose news are spread by other media outlets without bothering to check-fact twice, must be a little more cautious.