Pakistan’s well established news outlets continue to fail in differentiating between real and fake Twitter accounts. Daily Dunya Newspaper, Daily Express Newspaper, Express News website and The News website have quoted popular Indian actress, Rani Mukherji’s, fake Twitter account.
Amateur journalists, unaware of how Twitter works, have quoted the fake account’s tweets multiple times over the past three months. Every time the fake account tweets something controversial, Pakistani news outlets cover it as a news story.
This Actually Went to Print:
Print paper covered the news
— Ali Salman Alvi (@alisalmanalvi) January 6, 2016
The News Didn’t Want to Be Left Behind:
— Ali Salman Alvi (@alisalmanalvi) April 9, 2016
All major newspapers have covered multiple tweets on different topics.
The fake account holder even trolled Express News over the recent coverage related to the tweet about Modi.
You can check out the fake account yourself here.
Via: Ali Salman Alvi