Here are some of the times when celebrities fell for fake news.
Bedi’s use of fake content on her social media pages is not new or unusual. Kiran Bedi has quite often shared fake news on social media. Take a look at some of the posts where she took the time to share ‘fake’ information. Though she has been constantly slammed by vigilant netizens for such acts, she never deleted the posts.
Kiran Bedi recently shared a video on her Twitter account, showing a huge shark jumping out of the ocean to attack a helicopter and dragging it inside without leaving a trace. The video posted by the IPS officer falsely claimed that NatGeo had paid $1 million for the scene unfolding in the waters, but it was eventually discovered to be a clip from a popular television show. It’s a scene from the 2017 TV movie ‘5 Headed Shark Attack.’
Bedi tweeted in which a video claimed that NASA has found that the Sun chants ‘Om’, which is considered the holiest sound in Hinduism. The video contains a clear recording of the chant, but it is not the actual NASA video. Bedi was immediately reprimanded on social media for posting the video without first verifying its authenticity.
On January 27, 2017, Kiran Bedi tweeted a photo of monuments such as Big Ben, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Twin Towers, and the Statue of Liberty lit up in tricolour. “Fantastic. “Jai Hind,” she wrote alongside the photo. As you may have guessed, the photo is a total fabrication, and no monument other than the Burj Khalifa was lit up in orange, green, and white.
On DIWALI, she shared this fake Statement To Purchase Indian Products. The 2016 appeal was a forgery, according to the PMO Twitter account, and it was just a bogus document circulating on social media.
Bedi posted a video of an elderly lady dancing in 2017 with the caption, “Spirit of Deepavali at the tender age of 97.” She is the mother of @narendramodi (Hiraben Modi -1920), and she is celebrating Diwali at her home.” It wasn’t Modi’s mother. She later corrected herself.