Alleged fact checker & fake news peddler Alt News recently did a fact check of a fake pic posted by Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi (famous for her negative work in the field of mathematics) which was rather shocking seeing their love for Congress.
In order to impress, the newly appointed Congress secretary Priyanka Vadra, Priyanka Chaturvedi posted a fake pic, claiming huge crowd at the rally. The pic was taken from a rally which happened last week in Telangana. Priyanka Chaturvedi’s blatant lie was immediately exposed by various twitter users, forcing her to delete her tweet.
Twitter users also asked the alleged fact checkers to publish an article, which they did but not without showing their love for congress, or maybe their employer. In an attempt to do fact checking, fake news account AltNews tired to make the mistake of Priyanka Chaturvedi look innocent. But like always, HMP busted the propaganda of Alt News within the minutes of AltNews article going live.
In the article Prateek Sinha had tried to pass off this deliberate promotion as human error by saying ‘Boards with South Indian language is not unusual in Lucknow’, a lie so blatant that even a kid would catch but the fault news decided to be rather shameless.
Alt news does fact check of fake pic by Priyanka Chaturvedi but write that 'boards in South Indian language isn't unusual in Lucknow'.
This is the level of Dalali on name of fact check @zoo_bear & @free_thinker are doing, they would go to any level to defend Congress pic.twitter.com/wBqUfgq0wE
— CA Scar (@RAC7R) February 12, 2019
After a lot of backlash & insults Prateek Sinha reacted to the tweet by our volunteer & said that it was a typo & they have corrected the typo which again was a lie as the article wasn’t edited & only after he got some more dose of insult is when he edited the story.
The serious question which arises from the above incident is that where’s the donation that the alleged fake news AltNews is getting is being utilized? Certainly not in a constructive ways. If you donate and the donated money is used for wrong purposes then you are equally guilty.