The old video resurfaced with a claim of women being sexually assaulted by a Priest

In the age of social media, misinformation spreads like wildfire, and the recent incident involving the circulation of an unverified video of a woman being stripped naked and oil applied to her body; is a stark reminder of this reality. Several Twitter accounts, known for spreading misinformation and religious hate propaganda, shared an old video with false claims, targeting a specific community. This blog aims to provide a detailed account of the incident, the misleading tweets, the fact-checking process carried out by D-Intent, and the overall intent behind this incident.

The Incident: 

The video in question depicts a woman being stripped naked and having oil applied to her body under the pretext of worship, along with allegations of the perpetrator touching her private parts. However, the video lacks crucial details such as location, and there is no concrete evidence to support the claim that the accused is a Hindu pandit.

Misleading Tweets:

  1. User @007AliSohrab shared the video, perpetuating the false narrative surrounding the incident. Link to tweet Archived version
  2. User @KashifArsalaan also spread the video with false claims, adding to the misinformation. Link to tweet Archived version
  3. User @azizkavish shared the video, contributing to the circulation of misinformation. Link to tweet Archived version
  4. User @TanveerPost added to the false claims by sharing the video without verifying its authenticity. Link to tweet Archived version
  5. User @1vincibl3 perpetuated the spread of misinformation by sharing the video with false allegations. Link to tweet Archived version
  6. User @tanmoyofc shared the video without verifying the claims, contributing to the dissemination of misinformation. Link to tweet Archived version
  7. User @WasiuddinSiddi1 also spread the video with false claims, further fueling the dissemination of misinformation. Link to tweet Archived version
  8. User @verygood_O7l shared the video without verifying the information, contributing to the circulation of false claims. Link to tweet Archived version
  9. User @SitaMaa02 shared the video without verifying its authenticity, further spreading the misinformation. Link to tweet Archived version

Fact-Checking by D-Intent: 

D-Intent, an independent fact-checking organization, conducted a thorough investigation into the video. Their findings revealed that the same video was uploaded on a Dailymotion account four years ago. However, no details were mentioned alongside the video. Additionally, it was discovered that the video had previously been shared with claims that a masseur misbehaved with a female client. Link to fact-checking source 1 Archived version Link to fact-checking source 2 Archived version

The Intent: 

The intent behind this incident becomes evident upon analyzing the false claims made by various Twitter accounts. It is clear that misinformation and religious hate propaganda spreaders intentionally circulated an old, unverified video as a recent incident, aiming to target a particular community. By fueling religious tensions and promoting hatred, these accounts seek to further their divisive agenda.

Conclusion: 

The incident involving the circulation of an unverified video of a woman being stripped naked and oil applied to her body with false claims highlights the alarming spread of misinformation and religious hate propaganda. The misleading tweets shared by various accounts, combined with the fact-checking carried out by D-Intent, emphasize the need for responsible consumption and dissemination of information. It is crucial to verify the authenticity of content before sharing it, ensuring that we do not inadvertently contribute to the propagation of false narratives and the incitement of hatred.

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