[SPAM] Congress Workers Instructed To Call The Mutated Virus “Modi strain”
“Fake toolkit” that instructs Congress workers to call the mutated virus “Modi Strain” is shared to mislead
The below post has been circulating on social media
Congress Workers Instructed To Call The Mutated Virus “Modi strain”
Disgusting to say the least ..Rahul Gandhi wanting to use this opportunity of Pandemic to destroy the image of PM Modi.
Congress workers instructed to call the mutant strain as “Modi strain”
No stone left unturned to scar the name of India with the help of Foreign Journalists!! pic.twitter.com/i1ykMB00MA
— Sambit Patra (@sambitswaraj) May 18, 2021
Verification: Forged letterhead is used to create a “Fake Covid toolkit”
Another “toolkit” controversy, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), on Tuesday, 18 May, hit out at Congress tarnishing the image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi by labeling the new strain of COVID-19 as the “Modi strain”.
An alleged document prepared by the All India Congress Committee (AICC) to “corner the Modi government and various BJP governments in the country” through social media and on-ground strategies was widely shared by top BJP leaders on May 18. This began trending with the hashtag #CongressToolKitExposed.
The alleged toolkit asks Congress workers, volunteers, and supporters to use the term ‘super spreader Kumbh’, ‘not comment on Eid gatherings’, respond to COVID SOS messages ‘only if a person tags the IYC handle’, ‘use dramatic pictures of funerals and dead bodies which is already being done by foreign media, etc. It also advises social media volunteers to use the term ‘Modi strain’ for the new variant of COVID originating in India.
Check the links below to know the facts:
The document has been shared in two parts – four pages of a COVID-19 ‘toolkit’ and four pages of research on the issues with the Central Vista project.
Concerned authorities clarified about the forged document that was created to mislead. The use of different fonts and the placing of words and numbers shows that the document is fake. The letterhead on the Central Vista document does not match the one on the COVID-19 toolkit.
“This (pages of the Central Vista document viral on social media) is part of a larger 6-page document which is a background note on policy and issues facing the nation. They seem to have obtained it illegally and used it as a model to create a fake document, with forged letterhead,” as told to AltNews by Rajeev Gowda.
Dr. Harsh Vardhan “tweeted that It’s deplorable on their part to attempt to spread misinformation during this global catastrophe,” wrote health minister :
LIE, DECEIVE & DIVIDE !
That's all @INCIndia has ever known!
It’s deplorable on their part to attempt to spread misinformation during this global catastrophe just to swell their dwindling political fortunes at the expense of people's suffering. #CongressToolkitExposed
— Dr Harsh Vardhan (@drharshvardhan) May 18, 2021
AICC Research Department chairman Rajeev Gowda told Alt News that the part of the document recommending social media and on-ground strategies (titled ‘Cornering Narendra Modi and BJP on COVID-19 mismanagement’) has not been prepared by his party. The section addressing the issues with the Central Vista project (titled ‘Central Vista Redevelopment: Vanity Project Amidst the Pandemic’) was made by the AICC’s Research Department, he informed
Rajiv Gowda shared an older document with Alt News, prepared by the AICC Research Department. The fonts and style match the legitimate (Central Vista) research but are distinct from the toolkit document. This further indicates that the toolkit is morphed.
Rajiv Gowda posted another tweet clarifying that AICC indeed prepared a document on Central Vista but the COVID-19 toolkit was “forged and made by the BJP”.
BJP is propagating a fake "toolkit" on “COVID-19 mismanagement” & attributing it to AICC Research Department. We are filing an FIR for forgery against @jpnadda & @sambitswaraj
When our country is devastated by COVID, instead of providing relief, BJP shamelessly concocts forgeries
— Rajeev Gowda (@rajeevgowda) May 18, 2021
Let’s be clear We made a research note on Central Vista for the party It’s genuine & fact-based. I tweeted yesterday that “COVID19 toolkit" is FORGED & is a MADE in BJP product. Patra is showing metadata/author of a real document & attributing it to a FAKEhttps://t.co/qHc52C8DWw
— Rajeev Gowda (@rajeevgowda) May 19, 2021
FIR has been filed with the Delhi police commissioner against BJP leaders by Rajeev Gowda and Congress social media department chairman Rohan Gupta for “forging the letterhead of AICC Research Department and thereafter printing false and fabricated content on the same.”
Congress leaders Priyanka Gandhi and Jairam Ramesh joined Gowda and Gupta in rubbishing the allegations. IYC national president Srinivas BV took to Twitter to express disappointment with the ruling party for making such claims
Don’t waste time spreading lies, wake up and start saving lives. pic.twitter.com/4v6eQ1zV2m
— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) May 18, 2021
Twitter labels Sambit Patra’s tweet on Congress ‘toolkit’ as ‘manipulated media’
The social media platform has labeled as ‘manipulated media’ a tweet of BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra on the alleged toolkit prepared by Congress to target the Modi government.
Twitter says it ‘may label Tweets that include media (videos, audio, and images) that have been deceptively altered or fabricated: Read more
Sambit Patra’s tweet has been labeled as “Manipulated media”
Check the tweet below:
Friends look at the #CongressToolKit in extending help to the needy during the Pandemic!
More of a PR exercise with the help of “Friendly Journalists” & “Influencers” than a soulful endeavour.
Read for yourselves the agenda of the Congress:#CongressToolKitExposed pic.twitter.com/3b7c2GN0re
— Sambit Patra (@sambitswaraj) May 18, 2021
We've formally written to @Twitter seeking suspension of Twitter accounts of BJP leaders who are indulging in spreading forged documents attributing to Congress.
While an FIR has already been lodged, the independent fact-checkers too have blown the lid off BJP's propaganda. pic.twitter.com/DeVUO585l3
— Rohan Gupta (@rohanrgupta) May 20, 2021
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What is a toolkit?
It’s a document that lays down strategies for future courses of action – what needs to be done and how. The COVID-19 toolkit defines what should be the messaging on social media and the actions that need to be taken on-ground.
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Post Date: 20 May 2021
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