In this age of information consumption, how our brain is tailored to believe in what is served to us without even checking is also a huge criteria in spreading fake news.
Today a message is making rounds on WhatsApp claiming schools will remain closed to morrow due to heavy rains with a link to MLA & MH Education Minister Vinod Tawde’s Tweet.
What people fail to understand or rather are being lazy to check is the date of the tweet.
While the message says 20th September i.e tomorrow, the tweet was posted on 29th Aug.
Yes, the rains again are heavy today in Mumbai but the source given in the message is wrong.
Here is the Tweet from the link given in the message.
With today's heavy downpour &predictions for heavier rainfall; schools,college authorities instructed to remain closed tomorrow #MumbaiRains
— Vinod Tawde (@TawdeVinod) August 29, 2017
But yes he did tweeted today also about it
Schools are instructed to remain close tomorrow for safety due to mixed predictions; This holiday will be compensated in Diwali #MumbaiRains
— Vinod Tawde (@TawdeVinod) September 19, 2017