Social media platforms are often used to spread false information and propaganda. One recent example of this is the circulation of a video and application on social media, claiming that upper-caste people thrashed Dalit families and hurled casteist slurs. However, the truth is far from what is being portrayed. This blog will delve into the incident and the propaganda that followed it.
The incident in question took place under the Naini police station in Prayagraj, where an altercation occurred between the children of two parties while playing. The police have taken action against both parties involved in the incident. However, one side has been exaggerating and spreading a false narrative on social media, giving the incident a caste angle and claiming that upper-caste people thrashed Dalit families and hurled casteist slurs. This false claim has been circulated on social media through a video and an application.
Upon further investigation, it has been found that the allegations leveled by the applicant are false and baseless. The police have taken action against both parties involved in the incident, indicating that there was no caste-based violence involved. Therefore, the claims made by the propagandists on social media are entirely false.
Intent of the Propaganda:
The intent behind spreading false information and propaganda is often to manipulate people’s beliefs and create hatred between different communities. In this case, the propaganda spreaders shared the news with false claims and gave it a caste angle to spread hate between communities. They used the incident to create a divide between the upper-caste and Dalit communities, which is a common tactic used by propagandists to achieve their political or social objectives.
This incident serves as a reminder of the power of propaganda and misinformation on social media. False claims made on social media can cause significant harm to communities and individuals. Therefore, it is essential to verify the authenticity of any news before sharing it on social media platforms. In conclusion, spreading false information and propaganda with the intent to create hate and division is not only unethical but also dangerous for the fabric of our society.