After the leftist propaganda portal The Wire was pressured to take down their Meta studies with their false declare that BJP leaders have limitless powers to govern content material on Instagram, they had been additionally pressured to withdraw their earlier pretend tales in regards to the fictitious app Tek Fog, written by the identical ‘tech expert’. The Wire in its studies in January this 12 months claimed that BJP has an app with the title Tek Fog which has tremendous powers on social media, giving the occasion energy to govern any social media platforms.
The Wire story about Tek Fog had reached the parliament, the Supreme Court, and worldwide media and publications. It was cited for instance of ‘attack on freedom of expression’ by the Modi authorities in quite a few studies printed by left-liberal organisations and assume tanks. Now, after The Wire withdrew their story, a few of them have eliminated reference to Tek Fog from their studies. But some proceed to hold this false info.
In reality, an organisation beneath the US authorities has talked about this pretend declare in a report printed a month after The Wire took down the Tek Fog studies. On November 22, The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) printed a report on Religious Freedom Conditions in India. They claimed within the report that non secular freedom situations in India remained poor within the 12 months 2022. It says that the report supplies a broad overview of non secular freedom situations in India in 2021 and 2022.
USCIRF at this time launched a brand new report which supplies an summary of non secular freedom situations in #India in 2021 and 2022. https://t.co/fcBPx5sc4A
— USCIRF (@USCIRF) November 22, 2022
In the 6-page report, USCIRF talked about the Tek Fog allegation for instance of lack of non secular freedom in India. The report mentioned, “The BJP has also been accused of using ‘Tek Fog,’ a highly sophisticated app utilized by online operatives to hijack major social media and encrypted messaging platforms to amplify hate speech and exacerbate sectarian divides.”
The Wire took down the Tek Fog story on October 23, the identical day the Meta story was withdrawn. Therefore, the story was withdrawn a full month earlier than the publication of the USCIRF report, which was printed on twenty second November. But it nonetheless carried the Tek Fog pretend declare.
Apart from this, the report comprises the same old lies which are being repeatedly utilized by left-liberals to make false allegations in opposition to India beneath the Modi authorities. The report alleges that the “laws targeting religious conversion, interfaith relationships, and cow slaughter negatively affect Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Dalits, and Adivasis”. It additionally falsely claims that CAA is in opposition to the Muslims within the nation which is totally inaccurate, because the legislation is simply relevant for foreigners and never Indian residents. And it finds fault within the legislation for not together with Muslim teams like Rohingya Muslims, Ahmadiyya Muslims and so on.
The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) is a federal authorities company created by the International Religious Freedom Act (IRFA), 1998. In July this 12 months, the Indian authorities had condemned the organisation with sturdy phrases after they made comparable claims in opposition to India of their 2022 annual report.
“Regrettably, USCIRF continues to misrepresent facts time and again in its statements and reports in pursuance of its motivated agenda. Such actions only serve to strengthen concerns about the credibility and objectivity of the organization,” a press release issued by MEA had mentioned. In the 2022 annual report, USCIRF had advisable that the US administration ought to classify India as a “country of particular concern”, together with different nations like Pakistan, North Korea, China and Saudi Arabia.
After the Wire took down the Tek Fog story, a number of organisations and media homes together with the Editors Guild of India, Freedom House, Bloomberg, and so on had eliminated references to the pretend app from their studies or had withdrawn their studies.