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From Photo-Shopped Image Of Yogi Drinking Urine To Rahman's Quote On Beef, Fake News Thrives

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From Photo-Shopped Image Of Yogi Drinking Urine To Rahman's Quote On Beef, Fake News Thrives
From Photo-Shopped Image Of Yogi Drinking Urine To Rahman's Quote On Beef, Fake News Thrives
outlookindia.com
2017-06-13T15:10:19+0530

A fake photo-shopped image of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath drinking urine from the back of a cow is doing the rounds, and there is much to say about it.

The image had been the star attraction in many WhatsApp groups as a forward, but gained ‘legitimacy’ on Monday night after senior journalist and author Tavleen Singh tweeted it out to her 2,53,000 followers.

Here is the tweet since it has not been deleted yet and Singh has justification in store. (And we have a screenshot in store, just in case).

 

And here is the original image as tweeted to Singh by a Twitter user.

 

What is remarkable (aside from that creatively photo-shopped image) is Singh’s justification for still having the post on her timeline despite it being pointed out to her that it’s a fake.

When caught out, Singh has tried to give many an ingenious spin to the picture.

 

While ‘looks genuine so I posted it’ can be put down to naivety, and the second one with the non-Hindu spin can be ignored, it is obvious why ‘Hindutva’ supporters are a bit miffed with you. When people consume the milk of a cow they do not lie down beneath it and suckle on its teat as someone doing a car-repair job would do.

And drinking whoever or whatever’s urine is a personal choice, and there are processed bottles of this stuff out there. (This is not an advertisement) Here:

Fake news and photo-shopped images have become a scourge. Recently, MoS Nirmala Sitharaman re-tweeted a supposed quote by A.R. Rahman on beef put out by S. Gurumurthy. After she realized it was fake, she issued an apology and undid the re-tweet. (Gurumurthy still has the tweet on his timeline though)

 

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