Fact Check: Fake screenshot of Ravish Kumar’s tweet goes viral
In the investigation of Vishvas News, the viral claim about the screenshot of Ravish Kumar’s tweet turned out to be false. No such tweet has been made by Ravish Kumar.
- By Vishvas News
- Updated: August 26, 2022
New Delhi (Vishvas News): Amidst the news of the Adani-NDTV deal, a screenshot of a tweet in the name of Ravish Kumar is going viral on social media platforms. In the screenshot, it has been written that NDTV has become Narendra Damodardas TV. As a society we have lost. People on social media are claiming that Ravish Kumar tweeted this. In the investigation Vishvas News found that the claim is fake. Ravish Kumar himself has also confirmed that he has not tweeted such a thing.
Facebook user Deepak Sahu shared the viral screenshot and wrote, “Today as a society we have lost…
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To know the truth of the viral claim, we started scanning the official Twitter account of Ravish Kumar. During this we did not find any such post there.
While investigating we went through the screenshot carefully. It is written on the screenshot that it was tweeted on 23 August. But when we checked the official Twitter account of Ravish Kumar, we found that Ravish Kumar did not tweet anything on 23rd August. Then we started searching about the user name written on the screenshot @Ravishrndtv. We came to know that this Twitter account has been suspended.
On observing the screenshot, we found that the user name of the ID given on the screenshot is @Ravishrndtv, while the username of the original ID of Ravish Kumar is @ravishndtv. The initial r in the original id is small and after Ravish there is no r again. At the same time, in the ID present in the screenshot, R is capital and after Ravish there is another R, followed by NDTV.
For confirmation we reached out to Ravish Kumar. He told us that the viral claim is false. I haven’t tweeted anything like this. Viral screenshot is fake.
We scanned the profile of ‘Deepak Sahu’ who shared the false claim. According to the information given on the profile, the user is a resident of Madhya Pradesh. He has been active on Facebook since November 2012. 4,068 people followed him on facebook.
Conclusion: In the investigation of Vishvas News, the viral claim about the screenshot of Ravish Kumar’s tweet turned out to be false. No such tweet has been made by Ravish Kumar.
- Claim Review : Ravish Kumar tweeted NDTV has become Narendra Damodardas TV. As a society we have lost.
- Claimed By : Deepak Sahu
- Fact Check : False
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