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FACT CHECK: Fake ISRO accounts surface on social media; Here's how you can be aware

These misleading accounts have raised concerns among netizens, inciting the Indian government's Press Information Bureau (PIB) Fact Check to take action.

Edited By: Nitin Kumar New Delhi Updated on: July 21, 2023 10:21 IST
Chandrayaan-3
Image Source : PTI A picture of recently-launched Chandrayaan-3 depicting fake accounts on social media

Right after India's groundbreaking accomplishment in effectively sending off Chandrayaan-3, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is commending the noteworthy achievement. A few fake Instagram and Twitter accounts have arisen, claiming to be the official channels of ISRO. These misleading accounts have raised concerns among netizens, inciting the Indian government's Press Information Bureau (PIB) Fact Check to take action.

How to identify ISRO's official account

The PIB Fact Check, entrusted with countering falsehood and disinformation, has authoritatively affirmed the authentic Instagram handle for ISRO. The official account is enlisted as 'isro.dos' on Instagram. Any other accounts that claim to be from ISRO are bogus and should not be relied upon for accurate information.

The PIB Fact Check advised the public in an advisory to solely rely on the genuine Instagram account "isro.dos" and the official ISRO website "https://isro.gov.in" for accurate information regarding Chandrayaan-3 and all other space missions.

Chandrayaan-3 mission

Friday denoted a huge day for India as ISRO's Chandrayaan-3 mission took off effectively. The mission means to additionally investigate the lunar surface, expanding on the achievements of its ancestors, Chandrayaan-1 and Chandrayaan-2. The accomplishment has accumulated broad interest from individuals across the nation.

With the general population anxiously looking for data, pictures, and recordings connected with Chandrayaan-3 and ISRO, shrewd people and digital lawbreakers have taken advantage of the circumstance. These enemies of social components have made counterfeit profiles on famous virtual entertainment stages, endeavoring to misdirect and beguile clueless netizens.

These bogus accounts frequently spread false or misleading information, which has the potential to harm ISRO's reputation and confuse the general public. As a result, engaging in ISRO-related content on social media requires netizens to exercise caution and vigilance.

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