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Did Facebook Launch “Mark Yourself Safe From Shivsena Goons” Feature?

The queen of Bollywood is not missing any chance to be on television every day. Be it standing out against the A-listers of Bollywood or a spat with Shiv Sena, Kangana Ranaut is all over the media these days.

Recently, Ranaut fell for a sarcastic article by The Fauxy.

In her post, she thanked Facebook for standing by the freedom of speech by quoting an article by The Fauxy with the headline “Facebook Launches “Mark Yourself Safe From Shivsena Goons” Feature.”

An achieved version can be seen here.

Kangana Fell For A Sarcastic Article

Kangana Ranaut Fell For
(Screenshot of The Fauxy)

Taking a dig at the Maharashtra government, The Fauxy article stated that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has reportedly launched a new feature, where people can mark themselves safe from Shivsena Goons.
Similarly, Arogya Setu app will tell people if there are any Shivsena goons nearby. Google Maps is also going to use its technology to ask its users to avoid paths which have Shivsena Goons or offices.

Kangana Ranaut Fell For
(Screenshot of The Fauxy)

Note: The Fauxy is a Satirical Web Portal. They have declared it publicly that their content is a work of fiction. They have further advised their readers not to confuse the articles as genuine or true.

Kangana Ranaut Fell For
(Screenshot of The Fauxy)

Conclusion

Facebook did not launch a new feature where people can mark themselves safe from Shivsena Goons. It is a work of fiction by a satirical web portal, The Fauxy.

Read more: India Today And The Tribune Published A Fictional Story As A Real Incident

Result: Satire/Sarcasm


Our Sources

The Fauxy: https://thefauxy.com/facebook-launches-mark-yourself-safe-from-shivsena-goons-feature/


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Preeti Chauhan
Believing in the notion of ‘Live And Let Live’, Preeti is a Journalist who felt the responsibility to counter and check misinformation and prevent people from falling for propaganda, hoaxes, and fake information. She is working in Media since 2010 and holds a Master’s degree in Mass Communication.

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