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The Fake news of Telangana lockdown got busted

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Pioneer TV Twitter handle

Pioneer TV (@PioneerTelugu) named there is an account on Twitter, who has joined Twitter in September 2021, through the outlook of the profile, you can easily identify that the user belongs to Telangana or share an interest in Telugu. This account post factually incorrect news and misleading information which creates a deception on our audience. You might think how an account of 13 followers would make a difference? The problem lies in the circulation of the screenshot of the tweet posted by Pioneer TV on the different social media platforms. Let’s have look at some misleading tweets posted by this account.

Tweet by Pioneer TV
Tweet by Pioneer TV

In the above tweet, the user puts a picture of Congress MLA Navjot Singh Sindhu and has written that Congress will provide 2000/rs to each student in Punjab. Nonetheless, the statement is incorrect. Mr. Sidhu promises to offer 2000 to women homemakers with 8 LPG Cylinders.

 

Rectify information
Rectify information

FAKE NEWS

Pioneer TV has spread out fake news about the lockdown in Telangana.

#3rdWave Begins in India…#lockdown In Telangana says the Telugu account.

fake tweet about Telangana lockdown
fake tweet about Telangana lockdown

 

Fact check

The news is false. Telangana government has not made any such decisions or statements. They have declared holidays in all the educational institutions across the state on the occasion of Makar Sankranti from 8th January to 16th January and after witnessing a spike in covid-19 cases. The cases are reported from Rangareddy and Medchal-Malkajgiri districts. The Telangana government has also made clear by not imposing lockdown and night curfew in the upcoming days in the report by Indian Express.

report by Indian Express
report by Indian Express

{Indian Express article: https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/hyderabad/telangana-covid-cases-schools-closed-sero-survey-lockdown-news-7705118/}

Conclusion

Before believing in any widely spread picture or a tweet, kindly check the authenticity of the news by renowned sources. As not every tweet made on Twitter is news.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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