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Beware! Another 'Fake News' Campaign Is Circulating In PM Modi's Name

न्यूज़ वर्ल्ड इंडिया | 0
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| August 3 , 2017 , 10:40 IST

The consequences of living in an era where any and every news becomes viral easily is that sometimes fake news and appeals also take the form of official 'news'. Certain messages being circulated on social media, attributed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi calling for the use of only India-made products in the upcoming festival of Diwali have also been identified as fake.

The appeals made in the name of PM Modi calling for the use of products and ingredients that are made in India during Diwali bears striking resemblance to messages circulated last year to boycott Chinese firecrackers ahead of Diwali.

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While last year China fell in a negative light for repeatedly blocking India's attempts to have the UN designate Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar as a 'Globally Designated Terrorist' this year the Sikkim border standoff has led to tensions between the two nations.

The standoff between Indian and Chinese troops at the Doklam plateau enters into its third month as neither side backs off. China alleges that Indian troops have entered into its territory however India maintains that it is on ally Bhutan's land.

Last year in the wake of fake messages circulating on social media, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) had asked the public to ignore such posts.