The story of the padlocked grave has gone viral, thanks to the mainstream Indian news media ranging from the Times of India to NDTV. The story links the image of a padlocked grave to rising necrophilia cases in Pakistan, with the claim that the image is an example of how parents lock their daughters’ graves in Pakistan in order to prevent rape. Alt News, a fact-check site run by Mohammed Zubair and Pratik Sinha, has found that the grave is in fact located in the Indian city of Hyderabad.
|Fake News in Indian Mainstream Media. Source: Alt News|
Indian news agency ANI Digital tweeted the image of the green padlocked grave with the claim. In its article titled ‘Pakistani parents lock daughters’ graves to avoid rape’, it cited a Daily Times article to report that parents in Pakistan protected their dead daughters against rape by putting padlocks on their graves. None made any attempt to verify it.
|Padlocked Grave Fake News Made Top Google Search Results For Pakistan on April 30, 2023|
The media are no longer credible and independent. Instead of going after the Indian media for spreading fake news, the Indian government is cracking down on fact-checkers like Mohammad Zubair. Last year, Zubair was arrested and jailed for months for exposing fake news published in the Indian media. “People in power want to shut me up for exposing their propaganda, their lies and their hate campaigns,” ,said in an interview with the New York Times. “They want to scare other journalists and activists by targeting me.”
Here's a fact check on the padlocked grave location in India, not in Pakistan:
In 2018, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's right-hand man and home minister Amit Shah told his party's volunteers commonly known as Modi Bhakts: "We can keep making messages go viral, whether they are real or fake, sweet or sour". "Keep making messages go viral. We have already made a WhatsApp group with 32 lakh people in Uttar Pradesh; every morning they are sent a message at 8 am", Shah added, according to a report in Dainik Bhaskar, an Indian Hindi-language daily newspaper.
|Indian Fake News Peddlers Rahul Kanwal (L) and Arnab Goswami|
Amit Shah's advice has been heeded by not only BJP trolls but also many in the Indian mainstream media, including Times of India, NDTV, India Today and Republic TV.
After the 2019 aerial battle between Indian Air Force and Pakistan Air Force over Kashmir, India government and media claimed shooting down a Pakistani F-16. India Today TV anchor Rahul Kanwal invited Abhijit Aiyar Mitra, an Indian aviation expert, to confirm that the wreckage he was showing as evidence was that of a Pakistani F-16.
Mr. Mitra embarrassed his host on live TV by debunking the claim and correctly stating that Pakistani F-16s are equipped with Pratt and Whitney engines and what the TV host was calling a Pakistani F-16 engine was made by a different manufacturer. Watch it here:
In a recent airing of 'The Debate' on Republic World TV, host Arnab Goswami invited Indian analyst General G.D. Bakshi and PTI spokesperson Abdul Samad Yaqoob — to represent Pakistan.
Goswami to Yaqoob: "You go and check today ... on the fifth floor of the Serena Hotel, I am telling you, please check, fifth floor of the Serena Hotel in Kabul, how many Pakistani army officers are there?"
India with its massive disinformation campaign against Pakistan, as recently revealed by EU Disinfo Lab, appears to be following what a US think tank RAND calls "Firehose of Falsehood" propaganda model. It has over 750 fake media outlets covering 119 countries. There are over 750 domain names, some in the name of dead people and others using stolen identities. Pakistani policymakers charged with countering the Indian propaganda should read the RAND report "Firehose of Falsehoods" for its 5 specific recommendations to the US government to effectively respond to the Russian disinformation campaign. In particular they should heed its key advice: "All other things being equal, messages received in greater volume and from more sources will be more persuasive.......Don't expect to counter Russia's firehose of falsehood with the squirt gun of truth. Instead, put raincoats on those at whom the firehose is aimed"
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India's Firehose of Falsehood
East Pakistan "Genocide" Headline
Ex Indian Spy On RAW's Successes Against Pakistan
Fact Checkers Destroy Indian Media Credibility
Social Media Tribalism
Social Media: Blessing or Curse For Pakistan?
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Indian BJP Troll Farm
Kulbhushan Jadhav Caught in Balochistan
The Story of Pakistan's M8 Motorway
Riaz Haq's Youtube Channel
In its 2022 Annual Report, USCIRF recommended that the U.S. Department of State designate India as a country of particular concern (CPC) for its particularly severe violations of religious freedom. USCIRF also published a 2022 country update on religious freedom conditions in India and a Spotlight Podcast episode on anti-conversion laws and growing intolerance in India.
TO DIGRESS FROM THE ANTI-MUSLIM POGROM AND LIES,CHAIWALA NEEDS HUBS AND SPOKES,OF FAKE NEWS,ON PAKISTAN AND MUSLIM STEREOTYPING
THAT SERVICE IS PROVIDED BY THE SERVILE LIMPETS OF THE HINDOO HINDI PANWARI BANIA MEDIA OF ZEE NEWS/ABP/INDIATV/AAJTAK.........AND OR-NOOB-GOSWAMI
THEY R THE DUTIFUL POODLES OF CHAIWALA!
THEN THE NEWS HITS THE SOCIAL MEDIA,AND ALT MEDIA BLOGS !dindooohindoo
WHICH IS Y I SAY THAT,HINDI PANWARI BANIA MEDIA,IS A LEGIT TARGET !
Not surprised. That country exists on anti-Pakistan propaganda.
"India becomes a nation when there is stupid cricket match against Pakistan". Kera writer Paul Zakaria.
SOME SAMPLES OF THE MINDLESS EVISCERAL HATE OF THE HINDOO PANWARI BANIA MEDIA OF CHAIWALA
ZEE BANIA COMPANY
ये आदमी मरा तो पाकिस्तान को बर्बाद कर देगा China |Pakistan to hang Chinese National |Blasphemy
भारत का नाम लेते ही कैमरे पर रोने लगा Pakistan, सब हैरान| Bilawal| Pakistan accept defeat on Kashmir
भारत को मिली पाकिस्तान पर बड़ी जीत, चीन भागे आर्मी चीफ| Pakistan to surrender nuclear weapons | IMF |
जवानों को छोड़ Wagah Border से भागा Pakistan, भारत ने लगाई दहाड़ | Pakistani leave Wagha Border |
Pakistan Beggars News LIVE: पाकिस्तान में प्रधानमंत्री और अवाम दोनों मांग रहे हैं भीख | Dubai | PoK
Deshhit: भिखारी पाकिस्तान का प्रधानमंत्री 'आटा' चोर निकला ! Pakistan Food Crisis | Shahbaz Sharif
Pakistan को धक्के मारकर निकाला गया, दुनिया हैरान ! Pakistan kicked out from Saudi| Saudi Arab Eid
THIS IS THE STATE OF THESE PANWARI BANIAS !
AND THE NEWS ANCHORS - MIDDLE AGED,BARREN DIVORCED,WITH NO LACTATION AND DIVORCED,WITH BUFFALO REARS AND KNOCKED KNEES - VENTING THEIR FRUSTRATION,ON PAKISTAN AND ISLAM
LOOK AT THE BEAUTY OF NAVIKA CHAWLA OF TIMES NOW AND OTHER CLEOPATRAS !
HOW CAN PAKISTAN LIVE THESE VERMINS AND CLOWNS ?
THE INDIAN PANWARI MEDIA R COMPLETELY ENTRAPPED,BY THE CHAIWALA VANAR SENA OF DRI/ED/SEBI....
THERE IS NO INDEPENDENT MEDIA, IN CHAISTHAN !
ALL ARE LIMPET WEASELS AND TURDS OF CHAIWALA AND HUMPTY DUMPTY AMIT SHAH !
TAKE ZEE WHICH WAS NAILED BY SEBI IN STOCK RIGGING OF ZEE
SEBI SAYS "......give an impression that they (ZEE) aided and abetted KP entities in large scale market manipulation of various scrips including Zee'
TAKE NEWS 18
IT IS ALL A CHOR MANDALI !
PAKISTAN SHOULD EXPOSE THE WORTH OF THE HINDOO PANWARI BANIA MEDIA TO THE WORLD !
AND PAKISTANIS SHOULD NOT COME ON HINDI TV SHOWS IN CHAI-STHAN AND ON OR-NOOOB- GOO-SWAMI CHANNEL ! IT IS ABOUT DIGNITY !
The Kerala Story's true picture: 3 'radicalised' women, not 32,000
KOCHI: Amid the raging controversy over the upcoming film 'The Kerala Story'.
32K Women Missing Claim Made By 'The Kerala Story' Does Not Add Up While a teaser of the film released in November mentions the 32K figure, the trailer released last week makes no mention of it
The makers of the movie 'The Kerala Story' have claimed that 32,000 women in Kerala belonging to the Hindu and Christian communities have disappeared and have been trafficked to places such as Syria and Afghanistan to be sold as sex slaves to terrorist outfits such as ISIS over the last ten years. This they claim has happened through 'love-jihad' -a term that describes a conspiracy theory peddled by the Hindu right that alleges an elaborate ploy by Muslim men to lure Hindu women into romantic relationships with the ultimate aim to convert the latter to Islam.
BOOM found that the makers of 'The Kerala Story' have grossly exaggerated the claim and that there is no data either by the Indian government or international organisations which supports the 32,000 figure. While there have been instances reported (read here, here and here) where law enforcement agencies are probing women from Kerala being duped with promises of jobs or ISIS sympathy, no record reflects a number so large. BOOM found that the reasoning provided by the makers of the film are based on extrapolation and sources from where they are yet to recieve replies, such as Right to Information (RTI) applications. The movie is slated to be released on May 5 as a trailer was recently released for the film, which was followed by a slew of controversies. In a Facebook post, the Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan, has lashed out against the film and so has his party, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the Congress, which is in opposition in the state.
32,000 HINDOO AND CATHOLIC MALAYALIS ARE EXPORTED TO SYRIA AND AFGHANISTAN !
ISIS IS IN 1 PROVINCE OF AFGHAN FOR LONG
IN SYRIA ALSO,IT HAS LIMITED PRESENCE
NATO FOUND NO INDIANS THERE - LET ALONE MALAYALIS !
WHAT CAN A MALAYALI OFFER A DAESH FIGHTER - BESIDES IDLI AND SAMBHAR ?
IT IS MADNESS !
GHAZNI AND GHORI ALSO EXPORTED INDIAN WOMEN - BUT THEY WERE NORTH INDIAN WOMEN !
THIS IS THE MADNESS THAT IS SYMPTOMATIC OF THE HINDOO HINDI BANIA MEDIA OF ZEE/ABP/NEWS18
DOCUMENTARY FILM MAKERS,ARE IN THE SAME BOAT !
ONLY A THIRD OF KERALA IS HINDOO,AND DIMINISHING,DAY BY DAY !
WITH MALAYALIS IN GCC AND OPEC NATIONS,THERE IS A DIRECT PIPELINE TO WAHABIS !
THEN THERE IS THE SEA BORDER AND THE TIP OF INDIA - WHICH MAKES IT A HUB FOR ALL IMPORTS AND EXPORTS.SO A SEZ AT THE TIP OK KERALA, WILL HAVE THE LOWEST EXIM LOGISTICS COSTS - AND THUS,WIPE OUT ALL THE MANUFACTURING EXPORTS, OF CHAI-STHAN !
THEN AN INDEPENDENT NATION OF KERALA WILL WIPE OUT ALL NAVAL BASES IN VIZAG,KAWAR AND ANDAMAN AND THUS,BE A NATURAL ALLY FOR PLN AND PLA AND PRC INVESTMENTS.
INDEPENDENT NATION OF KERALA,WILL CREATE THE MOMENTUM FOR INDEPENDENT NATION OF DRAVIDISTAN
A MOOT POINT IS Y HINDOO WOMEN ARE RUNNING AWAY WITH MUSLIMS TO SYRIA ? IT IS A COMMENTARY ON THE POTENCY AND QUALITY OF HINDOO MEN AND SAMBHAR !
HINDOOS TREAT SOUTH INDIANS AS DEMONS ! IT IS IN THE MAHABHARATA ! IT IS TIME TO DO A REFERENDUM IN KERALA TO SECEDE- ELSE IT WILL TURN INTO A KASHMIR !
If the Malayalis knew what the Hindoo scriptures think of the South Indians ! dindooohindoo
South Indians are the "Sinful creatures" of Earth
The Mahabharata, Book 12: Santi Parva: Mokshadharma Parva: Section CCVII
I shall now, O son of Kunti, speak to thee about "the sinful creatures" of the earth. Listen to me. 2 Those men, O king, are "born in the southern region" and are called Andrakas, Guhas, Pulindas,Savaras, Chuchukas, "Madrakas"
South Indians are the "dirt of every nation"
The Mahabharata, Book 8: Karna Parva: Section 45
The Madrakas are regarded on Earth as the "dirt of every nation". So the Madra woman is called the "dirt of the whole female sex"
South Indians are "not creatures of God"
The Mahabharata, Book 8: Karna Parva: Section 44
They are "not creatures created by the Creator". Being of such low origin, how can they be conversant with the duties ordained in the scriptures? The Karashakas, the Mahishakas, the "Kalingas", the"Keralas", the Karkotakas, the Virakas, and other peoples of no religion, one should always avoid.’
South Indians are the "lowest of mankind" till they are "dead and beyond"
The Mahabharata, Book 8: Karna Parva: Section 40
He that hateth us is a Madraka. There is no friendship in the Madraka who is mean in speech and is the "lowest of mankind". The Madraka is always a person of wicked soul, "is always untruthful and crooked". It hath been heard by us that till the moment of death the Madrakas are wicked.
South Indians are the "dirt of humanity"
The Mahabharata, Book 8: Karna Parva: Section 40
The Madraka is always the "dirt of humanity".
South Indians are "degraded into Sudras"
The Mahabharata, Book 13: Anusasana Parva: Anusasanika Parva: Section XXXIII
The Dravidas, the Kalingas, the Pulandas, the Usinaras, the Kolisarpas, the Mahishakas and other Kshatriyas, have, in consequence of the absence of Brahmanas from among their midst, become degraded into Sudras.
"Yama and all the Demons", are in South India
The Mahabharata, Book 13: Anusasana Parva: Section XCVII
He should make sacrificial offerings in due order; to Yama in the Southern region
The Mahabharata, Book 13: Anusasana Parva: Section CL
Unmachu, Pramchu, Swastyatreya of great energy,Dridhavya, Urdhvavahu, Trinasoma, Angiras, and Agastya of great energy, the son of Mitravaruna,--these seven are the Ritwiks of Yama, the king of the dead, and "dwell in the southern quarter".
The Mahabharata, Book 13: Anusasana Parva: Section CLV
Burning with the energy of Agastya, the Danavas, abandoning both heaven and earth, fled "towards the southern direction".
PAKISTAN HAS TO MOVE FROM K2 TO K3 !
KASHMIR - KHALISTAN AND KERALA
KERALA = SUDROIDS OF NEGROID ABYSINNIAN DESCENT WITH THE DNA OF BILAL HABSHI
THE HADEETH ON BILAL HABSHI SAYETH
He is classed amongst those fortunate people who accepted Islam at an early stage. (Sifa-tul-Safwa, vol. 1, p. 227)
AND ISLAM CAME TO KERALA 1ST,IN 629 CE,DURING THE LIFE OF THE PROPHET - WITH THE Cheraman Juma Mosque
PROVIDENCE DICTATES THAT,KERALA WILL BE AN ISLAMIC STATE ! THE CATHOLICS CAN FORM THEIR OWN NATION,OR BE WITH THE HINDOOS ! OR THEY COULD STAY,AS THE LEBANON MODEL !
PAKISTAN STRATEGICIANS HAVE TO PLACE ITS LENS ON KERALA !
KERALA AS A MALABAR NATION,CAN BE A FIN HUB FOR LANKA ! WITH CHINESE INVESTMENT IN LANKA AND KERALA,IT CAN BE A TRANSHIPMENT RIVAL TO SINGAPORE !
INDEPENDENT KASHMIR CANNOT TRIGGER AN IMPLOSION IN INDIA ! BUT AN INDEPENDENT KERALA WILL PULL IN TAMIL NADU ! A TRIAD OF TAMIL NADU,KERALA AND LANKA CAN DESTROY ALL INDIAN EXPORTS!
LOOK AT EXPORTS FROM MUMBAI AND KANDLA ! IF EXPORTS ARE TO FAR EAST - THEY ARE DOOMED ! AN SEZ AT THE BOTTOM TIP OF INDIA WILL SLASH EXPORT COSTS TO FAR EAST !F EXPORTS ARE MADE FROM IMPORTS - THAT IS A DOUBLE DISASTER FOR MUMBAI/KANDLA EXPORTS !
IF MUMNAI AND KANDLA EXPORTS ARE MADE IN CHAIWALA HINDOOSTHAN - THAT IS A BIGGER DISASTER, AS THE RAW MATERIALS IF IMPORTED AT CAPE COMRIN AND EXPORTED AFTER CONVERSION,WILL BE MUCH CHEAPER,THAN ANYTHING, WHICH NORTH INDIA MAKES !
EVEN FOR EXPORTS FROM MUMBAI AND KANDLA VIA DUBAI - NO MATTER WHAT IS EXPORTED - IF IT CAN BE MADE FROM IMPORTED MATERIALS AT CAPE COMRIN,THE SHIP ROUTE FROM THE CAPE TO ANY EU OR GCC PORT IS FASTER AND SHORTER THAN FROM NORTH INDIA !
SINGAPORE HAS HIGH LABOUR COST AND IS NOT A MANUFACTURING EXPORT HUB !THAT GIVES KERALA AND DRAVIDISTAN AN EDGE AS A TRANSHIPMENT HUB ALSO !
ONCE INDIAN EXPORTS CRASH - INR WILL CRASH AND INDIAN IMPORT COSTS AND DEBT COSTS WILL RISE !
THE FUTURE OR KERALA IS ISLAM !
THERE ARE 9 MILLION MUSLIMS IN KERALA ! AND IN 5-6 DISTRICTS,THE MUSLIMS ARE 35 TO 71 % OF THE POPULATION !
IT IS EASY TO MAKE A STRATEGY !
TARGET THOSE WITH THE DNA OF BILAL HABSHI ! MALAYALIS HAVE ABYSINNIAN DNA !
IF THE MONKEYS OF RAMA CAN MAKE A BRIDGE TO LANKA,THE DRAVIDIANS CAN MAKE ARTIFICIAL ISLANDS, WITH THE PLN AND PRC, FOR LOGISTICS AND SEZ !
THE TIME HAS TO BLOW UP AND DREDGE RAM SETU AND SLICE THROUGH THE PALK STRAITS ! WHAT DOES HINDOO THEOLOGY THINK OF DRAVIDIANS AND LANKANS ? THEY CALL THEM ASURAS !
SEZ AT THE TIP OF INDIA AND ARTIFICAL ISLANDS,PLN NAVAL BASES, AND A TRIAD OF KERALA,TAMIL NADU AND LANKA WILL START THE DOMINO IMPLOSION OF CHAIWALA'S HIDNOOSTHAN !
UNLIKE KASHMIR,WHERE PLA AND PAKISTAN CANNOT PLAY TOGETHER - IN THE NEW DRAVIDISTAN AND LANKA REGIONAL BLOCK - PAKISTAN AND PRC CAN BOTH PLAY BALL !
THE INDIAN VANAR SENA CANNOT HANDLE KASHMIR,AND THE CHINESE BORDER - AND WITH DRAVID-ISTAN - THE VANAR FORCES,WILL HAVE NO STEAM ! AND THERE WILL BE AN OMNISCIENT AND PERPETUAL NAVAL THREAT AS PAKISTANI WARSHIPS WILL DOCK IN THIS REGIONAL BLOCK
THE NAVAL BLOCKADE OF VIZAG AND MUMBAI WILL BE COMPLETE ! WHAT PNS GHAZI COULD NOT DO IN 1971 !
JIYE JIYE PAKISTAN !
FROM K2 TO K3
KERALA IS THE FUTURE ! KERALA CAN BE THE MANUFACTURING AND ASSEMBLY HUB,FOR PAKISTAN IMPORTS,AT A MUCH CHEAPER COST !
SIKHS ARE BASICALLY WITH "INDIAN/HINDOO"DNA,AND ARE LANDLOCKED,WITH NO NATURAL WATER !
KERALA HAS THE SEA,WATER,AGRI,PLANTATIONS,LOCATION,SKILLED LABOUR AND THE MALAYALI IS A SUDROID/DASYUS,AND NOT OF INDIAN DNA !
THE DNA WILL SPEAK TO THE MALAYALI WITH SOME HELP FROM PAKISTAN AND PRC.
AND DRAVIDISTAN HAS THORIUM !
THE BANIA CHAIWALA SEES THE THREAT OF KERALA
KERALA IS THRIVING UNDER KARL MARX AND MAO !
IT IS ONLY MARX AND MAO,WHO CAN KEEP THE MUSLIMS AND CHRISTIANS SAFE !
WHICH IS Y IN THE NON-BJP STATES,CHAIWALA SPREADS LIES ABOUT ISIS/MUSLIMS ETC., LIKE IN KERALA AND THE LIBRARY BURNING IN BIHAR AND IN BJP STATES THERE ARE ONLY "ENCOUNTERS" LIKE IN THE LAND OF YOGI GOBARNATH !
THAT IS THE CHAIWALA MODEL ! AIM IS TO MAKE MUSLIMS INSECURE IN NON-BJP STATES,DEMONISE MUSLIMS,AND THEN HOLD UP THE BJP STATES AS SAFE ZONES,FOR MUSLIMS !THE STOCKHOLM SYNDROME CREATION !
MAO IS RULING KERALA - SO THE MALAYALIS MIGHT AS WELL,SECEDE AND BRING IN PLA AND PLN AND PRC AND THE PAKISTAN NAVY
THE AVERAGE SIKH SEEKS REVENGE FOR BLUE STAR - BUT 500 YEARS OF HIDNOO SLAVERY HAS MADE THEM SUPINE SLAVES ! THE DNA OF BHINDRANWALE IS VERY RARE ! VERY VERY RARE ! THAT LEVEL OF SPIRITUAL DEVOTION IS MAGICAL !
HOW MANY SIKHS SUPPORT AMRITPAL SINGH ? THEY ARE BASICALLY WEASELS, AND THE CREATION OF KHALISTAN IN THE HEART OF INDIA,WITH THE WATER FLOWING INTO THE STATE - WILL MAKE IT DEPENDENT,ON THE HINDOO BANIA BRAHMIN SCUM ! THE MASSES OF THE SIKHS WILL NOT SACRIFICE FOR KHALISTAN !
SO THE RIGHT SECESSION POINT IS DRAVIDISTAN,AND KERALA,AS THE START !
IF KERALA IS GONE,AND WITH TAMIL NADU,THAT TAKES OUT VIZAG,AND PLACES ANDAMAN UNDER CLOSE
SURVEILLANCE BY PLN AND ALSO KARWAR.THAT MEANS THAT THE INDIAN NAVY WILL BE,AT THE BOTTOM OF THE ARABIAN SEA,OR THE INDIAN OCEAN !
NAVAL PENS IN LANKA AND DRAVIDISTAN WILL MEANS THAT EVEN PLN DIESEL SUBS CAN CHOKE OFF THE INDIAN PORTS AND INDIAN NAVY !
TIME TO BRING XI JINGPING TO MAO LAND OF KERALA !
COMMUNISM AND ISLAM ARE NATURAL ALLIES ! SEE THE BLOSSOMING LOVE OF PRC WITH SAUDIA ! AND THE LONG LASTING TIES WITH PERSIA AND PAKISTAN !
MARXISM IS NO CREATOR GOD OR GOD OF SPINOZA, AND ISLAM HAS A CREATOR GOD ! SO THERE IS ONLY 1 COMPROMISE, TO BE MADE. WHICH IS Y MARXISM IS POTENTIALLY HALF WAY TO ISLAM
Impact Of Fake News On Pakistan – OpEd
By Muhammad Usman Ghani
Pakistan, like the rest of the world, is facing a major threat from fake news. Access to news, political division, manipulation of social media conversations, trust in the news media, health information, and hate speech are all things that fake news has caused or spread.
According to a report by Media Matters for Democracy (MMfD), from 2015 to 2020, the number of Pakistani broadband Internet users went from 17 million to 83 million, which is almost a fourfold increase. The number of mobile broadband users grew the most. Despite a considerable digital divide—Internet penetration is less than 44% of the population—the availability of 3G and 4G mobile Internet has also led to a small but consistent growth in social media use. From 2013 on, political debates on the two biggest social media sites, Facebook and Twitter, became more popular in Pakistan. This followed a trend that was almost identical to the one seen in the United States. MMfD published that nine out of ten Pakistanis currently see disinformation as an issue, and seventy percent of the population thinks Facebook’s platform is utilized most often to propagate misinformation in the nation.
Fake news messages have significantly impacted the public’s opinion of Pakistan’s anti-polio vaccination campaign. In order to discourage parents from vaccinating their children, these misinformation tactics draw on existing vaccine scepticism and common religious or xenophobic stereotypes. In 2019, a fake video about how vaccinations affect children caused hundreds of thousands of Facebook users to interact with false anti-vaccine information. This may have been part of a chain of events that led to the suspension of the country’s anti-polio vaccination campaign. Similarly, press reports and public surveys revealed that COVID-19 misinformation campaigns caused many to believe the coronavirus was a foreign scheme, an overblown danger, or a fake. Such ideas seem to have directly affected people’s attitude about COVID-19 precautions, as seen by the public’s irresponsible behavior before the second coronavirus outbreak in Pakistan. The COVID-19 deception also caused some to avoid medical care and commit violent crimes against health personnel. People were getting the wrong idea from fake messages and conspiracy theories that doctors were working together to make more people die from the coronavirus.
“DisInfo Lab,” a non-governmental organization based in the EU, created a matrix of the Indian misinformation campaign in 2019 and 2020. This campaign relied heavily on fake news sources in social media and mainstream media to lobby international and civil society against Pakistan. Since 2005, the Indian news agency Asian News International (ANI) and the Delhi-based Shrivastava group have contributed to the creation of 256 anti-Pakistan websites that disseminate false information to 65 countries. Reports say that important parts of the larger syndicate were social organizations and humanitarian groups with ties to the United Nations (UN) and the European Union (EU). Nearly ten UNHRC-affiliated NGOs have been identified as spreading anti-Pakistan propaganda. During the campaign, Dr. Louis B. Sohn, a Harvard professor of International Humanitarian Law, took part in humanitarian conferences about the Baloch separatist movement in 2011.
This cyber misinformation effort, which lasted for over a decade, was reportedly signed in placing Pakistan on the “grey list” of the FATF, which carries accusations of funding violent extremism. Since then, Pakistan has worked hard to change the mix of false ideas about it. The current government of Pakistan has put out a detailed report on how India has lied and been dishonest in international affairs. Still, the United Nations Security Council and its important P5 members haven’t done much to deal with or stop the growing threat.
#India (ranked 161 among 180 countries) drops below #Pakistan (ranked 150) in #PressFreedomIndex Rankings for 2023. In the rankings for 2022, it was India that was ranked 150, while Pakistan came in at 157. #Fakenews #Modi #BJP #Hindutva #Fascism https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/india-slips-in-world-press-freedom-index-ranks-161-out-of-180-countries/article66806608.ece
India slips in World Press Freedom Index, ranks 161 out of 180 countries
In comparison, Pakistan climbed up seven ranks to reach 150 this year.
May 03, 2023 10:34 am | Updated May 04, 2023 10:47 am IST - New Delhi
THE HINDU BUREAU
India’s ranking in the 2023 World Press Freedom Index has slipped to 161 out of 180 countries, according to the latest report released by global media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF). In comparison, Pakistan has fared better when it comes to media freedom as it was placed at 150, an improvement from last year’s 157th rank. In 2022, India was ranked at 150.
Sri Lanka also made significant improvement on the index, ranking 135th this year as against 146th in 2022
Norway, Ireland and Denmark occupied the top three positions in press freedom, while Vietnam, China and North Korea constituted the bottom three.
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) comes out with a global ranking of press freedom every year. RSF is an international NGO whose self-proclaimed aim is to defend and promote media freedom. Headquartered in Paris, it has consultative status with the United Nations. The objective of the World Press Freedom Index, which it releases every year, “is to compare the level of press freedom enjoyed by journalists and media in 180 countries and territories” in the previous calendar year.
Also read: Exponential rise in attacks on press freedom: PCI-IWPC
RSF defines press freedom as “the ability of journalists as individuals and collectives to select, produce, and disseminate news in the public interest independent of political, economic, legal, and social interference and in the absence of threats to their physical and mental safety.”
The Indian Women's Press Corps, the Press Club of India, and the Press Association released a joint statement voicing their concern over the country's dip in the index.
"The indices of press freedom have worsened in several countries, including India, according to the latest RSF report," the joint statement said.
"For developing democracies in the Global South where deep pockets of inequities exist, the media's role cannot be understated. Likewise the constraints on press freedom due to hostile working conditions like contractorisation have to also be challenged. Insecure working conditions can never contribute to a free press," it added.
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor too, commented on the embarrassing development.
"Time for all of us to hang our heads in shame: India slips in World Press Freedom Index, ranks 161 out of 180 countries," he wrote on Twitter.
LIKE I SAID ABOVE ON May 3, 2023 at 10:56 PM
'If the Malayalis knew what the Hindoo scriptures think of the South Indians !'
THE SOUTH INDIANS OF KARNATAKA HAVE KICKED OUT CHAIWALA !
PEOPLE ARE MISSING THE BIG NEWS ! CHAIWALA + GOBARNATH + AMIT SHAH + ASSAMESE CLOWN,ALL CAME TO CANVASS,IN KARNATAKA !
WHERE THESE CLOWNS WENT - THE BJP LOST !
CHAIWALA VOTE SHARE,IS FLAT
SO ALL THE BILLIONS SPENT ON INFRA AND DIRECT CASH TRANSFER - GOT NOTHING FOR CHAIWALA
EVEN THE NEW VOTERS WERE NOT CONNED BY THE CHAIWALA ANTICS !
THEY HAVE SEEN THROUGH CHAI TRICKS !
WHAT DOES THE SAME VOTER PERCENT OF CHAIWALA PROVE ?
IT PROVES THAT HIS HARD CORE VOTER IS INTACT ! INSPITE OF CORRUPTION !
THAT HARD CORE VOTER,WILL STAY WITH CHAIWALA,IN 2024
VOTER PERCENTAGE IS 73 PERCENT
CLEAR SIGN THAT PEOPLE WERE FED UP,WITH CORRUPTION - ALL THAT MATTERS, IN SOUTH STATES !
RURAL AREAS VOTER PERCENTAGE, WAS HIGHER THAN URBAN - WHICH MEANS THAT,CHAIWALA DIRECT FUNDS TRANSFER ETC. HAVE ALL FAILED !
DALITS HAVE VOTED EN BLOCK,FOR CONGRESS ! DATA WILL ALSO PROVE THAT MUSLIMS TILTED THE SCALE IN SEVERAL SEATS. THE VOTING PERCENTAGE OF DALITS& MUSLIMS WILL ALSO SHOW A SHARP RISE
NOW IF CONGRESS DOES NOT DELIVER VALUE TILL 2024, TO BE A MODEL FOR THE SOUTH (AT THE MINIMUM), THEN THEY HAVE ONLY THEMSELVES, TO BLAME.
ALL THEY HAVE TO DO,IS TO STOP CORRUPTION, MAKE THE STATE EFFICIENT, PROVIDE QUICK TANGIBLE GAINS TO DALITS AND MUSLIMS, ENSURE NO RIOTS & BAN VANARS OF BAJRANG DAL..
KARNATAKA IS THE MODEL TO DEFEAT CHAIWALA, IN SOUTH INDIA AND MAHARASHTRA !
KARNATAKA IS PROOF THAT MONEY AND PANWARI BANIA MEDIA OF ZEE/ABP AND OR-NOOB GOO-SWAMI CANNOT BUY VOTES IN SOUTH INDIA - AS NO ONE LISTENS, TO THESE GARBAGE CANS CLUTTERING !
KARNATAKA IS ALSO PROOF THAT SAYING THAT A MONKEY HANOOMAN, WAS BORN IN KARNATAKA OR MAHARASHTRA,DEPENDING ON WHERE THE POLLS ARE - WILL NOT CON,THE SOUTH INDIANS !
CHAIWALA SET FIRE TO THE TAIL OF HANOOMAN THE MONKEY,AND THEN REALISED,THAT THE MONKEY COULD NOT FLY ! THUS THE MONKEY BURNT THE CHAIWALA !
WHERE INDIANS HAVE MONEY,AND THERE IS NO POVERTY (LIKE IN SOUTH INDIA), PEOPLE WANT FACILITIES,EFFICIENCY AND NO CORRUPTION !
WHERE INDIANS ARE POOR, THEY WANT GAU MUTRAM, GOBAR, GOBARNATH, RAMA & FREEBIES (WHICH IS NORTH INDIA -EXCL PUNJAB)
CHAIWALA IS ON WAY TO DOOM !
WHICH IS Y CHAIWALA IS MAKING PLANS TO ATTACK AJK - AND PAKISTAN MUST NOT ALLOW THAT!
When #Manipur was burning #Indian tv focused on turmoil in #Pakistan. It showed those visuals because it could secure them #from #Pakistani media that was actively covering #ImranKhan’s arrest. But Indian media had no cameras on ground In Manipur
By Sanjaya Baru
Arresting advocates of Khalistan and of Jihadism without arresting advocates of a Hindu Rashtra is not in India’s national security interests in the long run.
The national security challenge both within Pakistan and within India is essentially a domestic challenge of rising economic inequality, religious extremism and regional sectarianism. Of course, India has been a victim of cross-border terrorism and Pakistani state agencies are responsible for this. Pakistan too alleges that it is a victim of ‘cross border terrorism’, emanating from both its eastern and western borders. However, the challenge to national security in both countries comes increasingly from domestic sources. It would be no exaggeration to say that internal threats to national security pose a greater challenge in both countries than external threats to security.
A Pakistani columnist, Huma Yusuf, summed up the challenge to her country in words that could easily find an echo this side of the border.
“The number of issues around which Pakistanis should be coalescing is staggering: food security, safety, dignity of work, free speech, minority rights, welfare protections, healthcare provisions, climate resilience. Until we can craft a politics that champions for the people rather than against their overlords, our future will be riot, not reform.”
Why Pakistan became a laggard
Pakistan’s problems are rooted in its domestic political and economic evolution. It is often forgotten that in the period 1960-1980 Pakistan’s economy grew at annual rate of 6.0% while India’s growth rate was 3.5%. In the 1990s, this was reversed with India growing annually at close to 5.5% and Pakistan slowing down to an annual average growth rate of less than 4.0%. Pakistan also performed better on the foreign trade front than India till 1990. In the 2000s, Pakistan has paid a heavy price on the economic and development fronts thanks to the course its domestic politics took.
That was not to be.
The Pakistan middle class began to migrate in large numbers to West Asia and western nations, leaving the country in the hands of traditional feudal elites. It is into this vortex that Imran Khan entered, with the help of the military, seeking to stabilise the country internally. However, as Pakistan scholar Ayesha Siddiqa observed recently, while Imran’s supporters came to “express 70 years of anger” against the traditional elite, “the crowd was also raised by the military to think it has the right to own and drive the State.”
Taking Siddiqa’s analysis forward in a perceptive analysis of the situation in Pakistan, Praveen Swami adds:
“The religious right-wing positioned itself as the pole of political resistance to the elitism of the post-colonial state…The religious Right enjoyed influence far in excess of its demonstrated electoral success because of the reluctance of the secular centrist parties to challenge Islamism head-on. Each wanted to recruit Islamism to its side, not seeing it as a threat to democracy.”
Just as Pakistan has experienced a massive out-migration of its educated middle class, along with elements of the elite and working classes, India too has experienced what I have termed as the ‘secession of the successful’ with both the Indian middle class and urban rich migrating overseas. Adding to the out-migration of working class talent (West Asia), and the educated middle (English-speaking countries) we now have the growing out-migration of business and what are called High Net worth Individuals or HNIs.
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