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Netizens Fall For Satire Graphic Blaming Congress For Chandrayaan 2 Setback

Netizens Fall For Satire Graphic Blaming Congress For Chandrayaan 2 Setback

The photoshopped graphic has been created by the Twitter account ‘Memerao’.

Several Twitter and Facebook users fell for a photoshopped graphic purporting to show that Hindi news channel ABP News questioned whether the Congress party was responsible for India’s setback in the lunar mission program – Chandrayaan 2.

The graphic which includes a picture of news anchor Rubika Liyaquat has text which translates to, “Is Congress responsible for the failure of Chandrayaan2?”

On July 22, 2019, ISRO launched its second lunar exploration mission – dubbed as Chandrayaan-2 – led by Dr. Sivan. On September 7, ISRO made news again after an eventful landing of the Vikram lander – which ended in a deviation from trajectory and loss of communications with the lander.

Facebook page ‘With RG’ posted the edited graphic with a caption saying: ”
The Sycophant is at its peak. ” The post has been shared over one thousand times at the time of writing this article.

It has also been shared by Twitter users taking a dig at the channel.

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Closer inspection of the image shows it bears a watermark of ‘Memerao’. BOOM found the handle @Memerao1 on Twitter. Tweets from the account make it clear that the image has been photoshopped.

Rubika Liyaquat herself took to Twitter to call out the misleading graphic.

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Claim Review : Graphic shows ABP News questioned Conress for Chandrayaan-2 setback

Fact Check : FALSE

BOOM FACT Check Team

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