Fake news and misinformation keep spreading on social media. Not only social media users are involved in spreading this fake news but also the mainstream media. A misleading video was shown in the news by ABP News regarding the Kanpur riots, whose fact check has been done by DFRAC with the headline – “Fact Check: ABP News and BJP leader shared an old video of 2020 as Kanpur riots”.
At the same time, a piece of information was circulated from the verified and official Twitter handle of the news channel “Zee Hindustan”. “Zee Hindustan” tweeted – ““जुमे की नमाज के बाद देवबंद में हंगामा!”
जुमे की नमाज के बाद देवबंद में हंगामा!
— ZEE HINDUSTAN (@Zee_Hindustan) June 10, 2022
This claim made by Zee Hindustan was investigated by our team. During this, we got a tweet from Saharanpur SSP Akash Tomar (@akashtomarips). SSP Akash Tomar replied by retweeting the tweet of ‘Zee Hindustan’ – “Stop spreading fake news. The situation is totally normal! No incident at all in deoband.”
Stop spreading fake news. Situation is totally normal ! No incident at all in deoband. https://t.co/ecEdPBIZnE
— Akash Tomar IPS (@akashtomarips) June 10, 2022
SSP Akash Tomar’s explanation proves that the conditions are absolutely normal in Deoband. No incident of any kind has happened here. Hence the claim made by “Zee Hindustan” is misleading and fake.
Claim Review- Uproar after Friday prayers in Deoband
Claimed by- Zee Hindustan
Fact Check – Fake