How fake news branded News Laundry’s Madhu Trehan as a leftist for her non-existent comments on Baahubali

Rumour

News Laundry's Madhu Trehan has an issue with Baahubali film not having any Muslim characters.

Source

YesIAmSaffron, who is followed by PM Modi, and is spreading the rumour about Madhu Trehan. We had recently exposed how this same Twitter handle misuses pictures of women for political propaganda.

Madhu Trehan in her tweet clarified that the words that were being attributed to her were not hers. She also questioned YesIamSaffron as to how could he use her picture and circulate a rumour.

Virality

At the time of writing, this Dainik Bharat post regarding Madhu Trehan has been liked/shared 22,449 times on Facebook and that figure is increasing fast. Another fake news site that regurgitated the same rumour is IndianKhabar.in. At the time of writing, IndianKhabar.in’s post has been liked/shared 3000 times.

Unknown Facts

The nature of these posts with unrelated people on Facebook having identical status updates suggests that all of them picked it from WhatSapp where the rumour must have been originally circulated. The Whatsapp profile is still unknown.

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