PM visit spawns fake news

IN Media Watch Briefs | 14/02/2018

Gulf news had a report  screaming Fake News! about a video clip aired by Times Now and Zee TV which showed a man in Arab dress saying Jai Siya Ram, and claimed that it was the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi.  Apparently the man was a UAE-based columnist at a Morari Bapu event in 2016. The clip was aired by the channels when the PM was visiting the UAE. The Print had a story on how the "first Hindu temple" in Abu Dhabi to be inaugurated by the PM was also fake news, put out by a BJP MP from Gujarat. The temple in question is still to be built.