From a cricketer to a television personality to a politician to a man in controversy, Mr. Navjot Singh Siddhu seems to have seen it all. But now, there has been a organized social media attack on him.
A tweet is viral under his name, photo. By now it’s been retweeted by 4000 people, liked by 28000 and viral on WhatsApp and Facebook too considering it to be genuine, i.e from the horse’s mouth
The tweet says-
“Today I have been invited by the Government of Pakistan On the occasion of opening the
#KartarpurCorridor. I am grateful 2Prime Minister Imran khan & Army chief.All Sikh community is thankful 2Pakistan. Pakistan is my second home. And I’ll definitely come on this happy occasion”
Today I have been invited by the Government of Pakistan On the occasion of opening the #KartarpurCorridor.
I am grateful 2Prime Minister Imran khan & Army chief.All Sikh community is thankful 2Pakistan.
Pakistan is my second home.
And I'll definitely come on this happy occasion
— Navjot Singh Sidhu (@Navjot_S_Si) November 25, 2018
This is a fake/impersonating account created last month i.e. October 2018. It’s not verified too i.e. Blue tick
Genuine account –
How this viral tweet and the handle was organized ?
If you are on twitter, you must already be in know of that how difficult it is to get followers, retweets, replies even over the years you joined twitter.
But this account, with just 8 tweets, just within a month has now 6300 followers. That one tweet got 4000 retweets. What was so earth shattering about it ?
In fact just yesterday it had approx 1500 followers and now crossed 6000.
This is not the first time, people fell for impersonating accounts earlier too
- Congressmen are using an edited image explaining why Rahul Gandhi will become PM. - January 19, 2023
- A North Eastern cultural dress worn by PM Modi is being claimed as a Ladies’ dress which is digitally edited. - December 22, 2022
- An aerial photo of a Thailand Highway is being used by BJP leaders claimed as Mumbai Nagpur Samruddhi Expressway - December 9, 2022