News sells because the gullible won’t question occurrences. People are willing to believe what they want to. Recent Jawaharlal Nehru University issues have gotten way out of hand to the point of ridiculous, but popular propaganda continues to triumph.
With the Indian Home Minister openly saying anti-national activities at JNU were backed by Hafiz Saeed, the latter has now released a video to clarify his stand on the matter, and state non-involvement. He spoke up regarding his Twitter activity and called out the fake twitter profile being attributed to him, for what it is: Fake.
In the meantime, hundreds of users on Twitter and Facebook continue to dwell on the bogus. The latest being tweets attributed without a trace of proof to Ratan Tata in some way stating JNU students wouldn’t get a job at any company under Tata Group. Below are a few examples.
Fake posts being shared on Facebook
The Tata Group was quick to react and updated Twitter to go on the record to say ‘Mr Tata has not issued any such statement.’ The Tweet is pinned on top so the matter can be buried once and for all.
Mr Tata has not issued any such statement. https://t.co/tIVi6Vgukh
— Tata Group (@TataCompanies) February 15, 2016
Sadly, the fake tweets and posts are still spreading like wildfire, some have even got hundreds of thousands of likes, and over 20 thousand shares.