The Indian embassy in Pakistan fell for a fake Donald Trump
Tensions between our neighbors India and China are incredibly high. Recently on the border between India and China in Ladakh, a fight broke out between forces on either sides. There were reports that several Indian soldiers had died during the battle and many later succumbed to their injuries, with the death toll on the Indian side being reported as 20.
Both countries are very important globally. And as tensions run high, both are seeking international support and reassurance. Which is probably why the Indian Embassy in Pakistan’s Twitter account retweeted a tweet from a fake Donald Trump account which said ‘Stand with India’.
Pakistanis noticed that the Indian embassy had retweeted a fake Donald Trump where the fake account had showed support for India with its China incident, recently
— Qamar Cheema (@Qamarcheema) June 17, 2020
Retweeting a fake Donald Trump account might have been a genuine mistake, but it does show that India might be looking towards the US for support in this skirmish with China
The tweet, as you can see, has now been deleted.
STAND WITH INDIA 🇮🇳
— Donald k Trump (@RealDonldTump__) June 17, 2020
There are thousands of retweets on this Tweet and a lot of Indians appreciating it as well which shows it wasn’t just the Indian embassy who fell for this fake Mr. Trump
Thanks ever President of US Donald Trump 👍
— Rajeev Kumar Sharma (@RajeevKrSharma8) June 17, 2020
Thank you sir🙏🙏🙏
— SoniNimera (@NimeraSoni) June 17, 2020
— #NATIONALISM (@BeingNationali1) June 17, 2020
Social media is a key tool for information for people these days. The role of Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter and other social media platforms has been constantly questioned in terms of how they spread fake news and ‘facts’ on these platforms go unchecked which can cause a lot of issues. People believing this is the real account for US President Donald Trump also comes under the umbrella of the public being mislead due to the presence of fake news on the internet. Hopefully social media platforms will reform in a way where publishing and spreading fake news is harder on their platforms.
A war is the last thing a world needs right now, especially in this region of the globe. So hopefully deescalation efforts work their magic and things can finally calm down.
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