A Facebook Page shared a picture on 21st April, 2022, along a claim that Gohar Rizvi, International Affairs Advisor to Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, has resigned. The post also claimed that Gohar Rizvi resigned after receiving the message of the fall of current government.
In order to investigate the claim, we searched for keyword “Gohar Rizvi Resignation” on Google search engine and found an article from Medium.com Netra News in which Gohar Rizvi denied rumors about his resignation. Furthermore, no information about Gohar Rizvi’s resignation has been found in the local or international media.
Our research confirmed that the claim has no basis and the matter is completely fabricated and false. The news of Gohar Rizvi was shared with false statement of falling of the current government to spread chaos in country.
ABCDE framework-based Analysis
|Actor||Facebook page with massive number of followers is involved in spreading fake news.|
|Behavior||A Facebook Page claimed that Gohar Rizvi, International Affairs Advisor to Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, has resigned.|
|Degree||The target audience of this post was Bengali and other people, the purpose of disseminating this fake news was to spread hoax in country.|
|Effect||The post caused feeling of uncertainty among the general public, as it claimed the fall of current government.|