A viral message on social media claims that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has issued a special number to provide information about Muslim terrorists. A number is also being shared in the viral post.
The message said that if any Muslim person found shouting ‘Sir Tan Se Juda’ on Facebook, Twitter or any other social media platform, just take a screenshot, copy the link and call 011-24368800.
(Screenshot from Twitter post)
(Screenshot from Facebook post)
NIA ने जारी किया नंबर— Parag Rastogi🇮🇳All India Nationalists Group🇮🇳 (@paragrastogi1) July 2, 2022
आपकी जानकारी के अनुसार आतंकी मुसलमानों की रिपोर्ट करने के लिए एक विशेष नंबर
जो मुसलमान सर तन से जुदा का नारा लगाता दिखाई दे जाए
फेसबुक कमेंट में या ट्विटर पर कहीं भी,
सीधा उसका स्क्रीनशॉट लें, लिंक कॉपी करें और इस नंबर पर कॉल करें।
When we searched on the basis of the number in the viral message, we got to see a tweet made on 17th September 2021, from the Twitter handle of the Asian news international (ANI).
In this Tweet by Asian News International, it was informed that a hotline number -011-24368800- has been issued by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to register complaints against people who are promoting Islamic State (IS) ideology on social media or trying to radicalize the youth.
(Screenshot from ANI Twitter post)
National Investigation Agency’s Public Relations Officer, Vijayanta Arya, has also debunked BoomLive ‘s viral claims on social media. He also shared a press release issued by the National Investigation Agency on 7th July 2022, refuting the viral claims.
(Screenshot from Hindi Boom Live website)
Our fact-check confirmed that no special number has been issued by the National Investigation Agency to provide information on Muslim terrorists. These claims have been refuted by the National Investigation Agency.
ABCDE Framework-Based Analysis
|Actor||Independent social media accounts on Twitter are involved in circulating fake news.|
|Behavior||Fake news of a special number has been issued by the National Investigation Agency to provide information on Muslim terrorists was rumored.|
|Content||Social Media post.|
|Degree||No synthetic means were used to make content viral. The National Investigation Agency’s name was associated with the fake news which made users believe in it.|
|Effect||The shared video is being circulated to mislead the general public and target Muslim community of India.|