BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra's attempt to get back at NDTV backfires

BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra's attempt to get back at NDTV backfires
BJP spokesperson Sambit Patras attempted to get back at NDTV for asking him to leave when the former laced them with accusations of running an agenda, but his effort backfired when he shared a tweet without verifying the source.

On Sunday, Patra shared a link of the Times of Islamabad's news story where they criticised Narendra Modi's Make in India programme, which they based on data, apparently sourced from NDTV.

Patra immediately took to sharing the tweet with a message: "Hmm...agenda!".

However, he learnt that he'd made the classic mistake of not verifying the news beforehand and ended up falling into the pit of 'Fake News' when NDTV caught wind of the tweet and promptly corrected the spokesperson by clarifying that the data was not sourced from NDTV. They also said "Fake story, also does not refer anywhere to NDTV. We are wrongly named in headline and URL. Please issue a clarification.”

The tweet has since been deleted.

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