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Fact-Check: Know the truth of NSA Ajit Doval’s official account on social media

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Many accounts are running on social media in the name of National Security Advisor of India Ajit Kumar Doval. Some of which have claimed to be official. Although the posts made by him are of low level.

Our team investigated all the accounts on social media running in the name of  Ajit Doval. During this, many accounts were found in his name. Some of which were formed as fan clubs. His name and pictures were used in some accounts.

 Official account on Facebook allegedly in the name of National Security Advisor Ajit Kumar Doval

 

During this investigation, we also found an official account in his name. Which is running on Facebook under the name of Ajit Kumar Doval “The Spy Who Came in From the Cold”. In the bio of this account, the account is claimed to be official. Along with this, information related to Doval’s service was also given. The last post on this page was a Diwali greeting.

 

 

Facebook accounts allegedly in the name of National Security Advisor Ajit Kumar Doval
Another Facebook account allegedly in the name of National Security Advisor Ajit Kumar Doval

 

This page has 86,058 likes. Apart from this, 91,098 people follow the page. Besides this we found many other fan pages like Ajit Doval, Ajit Doval – For NSA, Ajit Doval Game Changer  and so on.

On the other hand, even after searching on Twitter, we found many Twitter accounts. However, during this time no official account of his was found on Twitter.

Fake accounts on Twitter

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However, investigation found that National Security Advisor Ajit Kumar Doval does not have any official account on Facebook.

MEA’s warning on the issue

At the same time, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs recently issued a statement informing that “Important warning! Shri Ajit Kumar Doval KC, National Security Advisor does not have an official account on Facebook. This is an advisory to take precautions against fraudulent or fake accounts under his name”.

Apart from this, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi also issued a statement regarding the account on Twitter.

 

 

 

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Digital Forensics, Research and Analytics Centre (DFRAC) is a non-partisan and independent media organisation which focuses on fact-checking and identifying hate speech. With the popularisation of the internet came the challenge of information overload and often times, our feeds are overpopulated with conflicting, incendiary and false information which is increasingly becoming difficult to ignore and not believe in

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