PIB fact check flags news of free recharge from government fake, asks users to cross check

Social media platforms are known to perform a vital role in a user’s life not only in terms of connection but also in terms of information about national and international events. But the surge in fake content on online platforms has caused confusion among users about the authenticity of the information. When it comes to government schemes and policies, fake news can be way more dangerous than any other fake news.

Free recharge from the government

The Press Information Bureau(PIB) is one of the nodal agencies of the Government of India which disseminate information related to policies, programs, and initiatives and also flags fake news regarding such policies or programs. Recent news that has been flagged fake by the PIB fact check Twitter account is “free recharge news”. According to this, the Modi government is giving free recharge worth Rs 239 that comes with a validity of 28 days to lure voters.

As soon as it came to the notice of the PIB fact check, it was flagged as fake. If you think that there is any post that is spreading fake news regarding government schemes, policies, or promises, you can simply send your queries to +918799711259 /[email protected].

The general decline in consumption and sharing of news in India

The 12th edition of the report, produced in collaboration with the Asian College of Journalism, said that India registered a small decrease of 3pp (38%) in overall trust in the news compared to last year. You would be shocked to know that users have become more dependent on social media platforms like Facebook and WhatsApp for news and even prefer them over any other source report says.

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