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Twitter hate factory is at it again

07 Nov 2019

Some users on twitter tried to spread fake news, by posting the same tweet, about a Muslim man throwing cow meat or beef at a Lord Shiva and Chhat Devi temple. This incident was said to have happened in Jagdishpur village of Bathua bazar where the Muslim man was caught by Hindus and handed over to the police. The tweet was accompanied by two pictures of a man wounded and also a picture of a bike’s carrier which had something that looked like meat.

The tweet can be accessed on the following link: https://twitter.com/TheFroogie/status/1191039392804065280

(Screenshot of the tweet)

Translation of tweet: In Jagdishpur village of Bathua Bazar, 1 Muslim youth (so called gone astray) through a Maulwi was running away after throwing cow meat (beef) on Lord Shiva Temple and Chhat Goddess. He was caught by Hindu brother of Jagdhispur village and was handed over to the police. After checking the carrier of the bike, more cow meat was found there. #copied

This tweet invited comments as follows:

Translation: He should have been killed right there, What will the police do, they are corrupt, they will release him.

Translation: He is a Jihadi (warrior of holy war)

Translation: These people are burden on earth, Jihadi dogs

Translation: If Muslim were patriots, then there would not have been a Pakistan and Bangladesh today, only ‘Hindustan’

The same tweet was posted by another user, @arpitajtweets who is followed by current and former Central Ministers like Raj K Singh, Vijay Goel, Office of Nirmala Sitharaman, Office of Dr. Harshvardhan and other BJP leaders like Kapil Mishra, Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga, Subrat Pathak, Ramchandra Sunariwal and Lallu Singh.

Had this been a real incident, it would have become news and would have been picked up by right wing fringe groups immediately. But the intention of such tweets is not to make news, it is only to disseminate hatred against the Muslim community to feed into the communal bias already existing amongst radical Hindus. As long as such hate factories keep manufacturing such kind of hate, the hope of communal harmony remains a distant reality.

Twitter hate factory is at it again

Some twitter users resorted to spreading of fake news with a communal angle which elicited irate and anti-muslim comments from other users

Some users on twitter tried to spread fake news, by posting the same tweet, about a Muslim man throwing cow meat or beef at a Lord Shiva and Chhat Devi temple. This incident was said to have happened in Jagdishpur village of Bathua bazar where the Muslim man was caught by Hindus and handed over to the police. The tweet was accompanied by two pictures of a man wounded and also a picture of a bike’s carrier which had something that looked like meat.

The tweet can be accessed on the following link: https://twitter.com/TheFroogie/status/1191039392804065280

(Screenshot of the tweet)

Translation of tweet: In Jagdishpur village of Bathua Bazar, 1 Muslim youth (so called gone astray) through a Maulwi was running away after throwing cow meat (beef) on Lord Shiva Temple and Chhat Goddess. He was caught by Hindu brother of Jagdhispur village and was handed over to the police. After checking the carrier of the bike, more cow meat was found there. #copied

This tweet invited comments as follows:

Translation: He should have been killed right there, What will the police do, they are corrupt, they will release him.

Translation: He is a Jihadi (warrior of holy war)

Translation: These people are burden on earth, Jihadi dogs