TV News channels are embarrassing the whole idea of mainstream media by jumping into a conclusion and mislead people by getting people’s attention in one form or another. To get TRP and online traffic to their websites and social media accounts, they are constantly trying to use unethical methods. One such incident is ABP News’ Twitter account’s sharing of 2 year old photos with the breaking news of the Indian Army’s killing of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Sabzar Bhat.
Although the news is good and true, the ABP News Twitter account shared fake images, which is nowhere related to the incident. It could have been understood that the images are just for representation of the incident, if they mentioned in the Tweet or in the image that “These photos are just for representational purpose.”
Meanwhile, they have deleted the tweet and as an irresponsible media outlet, not apologised for their mistake, which is commonly seen nowadays. The Social Media Hoax Slayer has exposed this matter and ABP News has deleted the tweet, immediately.
The Photos of dead terrorists are actually taken during terror attack on a police station in Gurdaspur, Punjab, India.
Here are the proofs to show you that the photos shared by ABP News is taken from a 2-year old incident:
“Forgiving a terrorist is up to God. To arrange their meeting is up to us.”
– Indian Army. Jai Hind. pic.twitter.com/49LtfdlDoJ
— Gautam Trivedi (@Gotham3) September 30, 2016
— वन्दे मातरम (@VandeyMataram_) September 29, 2016
For your information. Below posted image is, so far, the official photo of the killing of the Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Sabzar Ahmed, as received by News18.