New Delhi: It has been revealed that a widespread social media campaign against Palestine is being conducted through a large number of social media accounts from India, disseminating content based on falsehoods over the internet.
According to reports from news agencies, the Indian fact-checking company ‘Boom’ has confirmed that several verified accounts on the social networking site X (formerly Twitter) are actively participating in an anti-Palestinian campaign, particularly during the Israeli bombardment in Gaza. This campaign disseminates misleading and false information on the internet.
In a private TV report, it has been revealed that, as per the fact-checking company Boom, Indian influencers are once again promoting unsubstantiated material related to Palestine on social media. This campaign aims to showcase overt support for Israel and attempts to depict Palestinians as criminals. The materials shared on social media are part of a systematic campaign, portraying Palestinians as oppressors or attackers.
It has been detailed that an Indian account holder shared a video on X (formerly Twitter) falsely claiming that a Palestinian fighter had turned several young girls into sex slaves. In reality, the video shared is from a visit to the occupied Al-Quds, in which girls are chatting with each other on their mobile phones. However, the video has been presented negatively to manipulate people, employing it for anti-Palestinian propaganda. After sharing the video to propagate it, the video received thousands of retweets, and hundreds of thousands of likes, the majority of whom were Indian users.
Similarly, another false video is being presented as a portrayal of a Jewish child’s abduction by Hamas. In reality, the footage predates and is unrelated to the Hamas-Israel conflict. To proliferate this video on the internet, hundreds of thousands of comments have been made. A majority of those who shared this video, primarily, have links to India.
It is clear that videos and materials propagated from India consist predominantly of false videos and misleading, unsubstantiated content related to Muslims or Islam. This content is being utilized for a viral campaign, flexibly using it to suit various evil intentions.