An alleged tweet by Republic TV quoting journalist Rana Ayyub saying, “Minor child rapists are also human, do they have no human rights? This Hindutva Government is bringing ordinance for death to child rapists just to hang Muslims in large numbers. Muslims aren’t safe in India anymore.”
Newschecker began by inspecting the image and found that the handle @republicTv didn’t have any blue tick, indicating that it is not a verified handle of Republic TV. Further, we compared the official Twitter handle of Republic with the one seen in the image and found certain discrepancies. The official handle of Republic media is a verified account and the username is ‘@republic‘.
Further, we came across a tweet by Rana Ayyub who dismissed the claim, terming the tweet ‘fake photo-shopped. “This fake photo-shopped tweet that shows me advocating child rapists in the name of Islam is being circulated yet again all over social media. From the likes of Ashok Pandit to the entire right-wing ecosystem is sharing this tweet. How sick are you guys!,” she wrote in a tweet dated June 10, 2019.
Result: Fabricated Content/False
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