A fake Twitter account of Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah has cropped up with over 49,500 followers at the time of publishing the article.
A number of red flags were found in the said Twitter profile, which is spreading misinformation, to find out that it is an official account, not an official account.
Farmers protest tweets: Several tweets in favor of the farmers’ protest, one of which claimed that the movement would never end.
In a tweet shared on 29 January, the account holder also shared incorrect information that 200 Delhi Police officers had resigned.
Another tweet has claimed sarcasm on those who call farmers seeking minimum support price (MSP) as ‘traitors’.
The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of Delhi Police had then told us that this claim officer is fake. ‘The video actually showed the police officer motivating other personnel to peacefully engage with the farmers during the Republic Day rally.
The said importer account also appealed the users to subscribe to a YouTube channel called ‘Kis Team Kisan’. In a tweet, the user wrote – This is my YouTube channel, please subscribe to it.