Major fake news of 2017
● In the Month of May, rumours about child abductors in a village which triggered several lynching’s and deaths of seven people.
● In August, news about a gang, chopping off women’s braids in North India has spread a lot of panic amongst women.
● Month of November was flooded by many fake video’s, one of them showed Indian Muslims burning the National flag and raising ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ slogans in Punjab.
● Another video, which again went viral on WhatsApp and Facebook, claimed that President of India was mistreated by the PM at an IAS officer’s daughter’s wedding. This was later proved to be false and fake on the sites which disclosed the true facts.
● Recently, news that left everyone in confusion was a video that went viral of a hailstorm which claimed to be on Mumbai Pune Highway. Later, even this was one of the fake news, as it was a video from Istanbul, Turkey, which was tweeted earlier in July 2017.
● A fake video went viral, which claimed Hindu Marwari girl was burnt alive by Muslim mob. When found the true facts about the video, it was not even from India, it was from Guatemala.
● Rajkot bus stop picture was shared even before the bus stop was constructed.