Recently we access two articles, this and this on https://www.india.com which has published December 2, 2021 on news about lockdown and extended Section 144 till December 31. It is to note that no other media house has reported about the same nor we could not find any notifications about this on the website of Administration of Uttar Pradesh’s Gautam Buddh nagar and Agra administration.
The news read like this, Keeping in mind the ongoing COVID pandemic and the threat of Omicron variant, the Police Commissionerate of Uttar Pradesh’s Gautam Buddh Nagar extended Section 144 till December 31. Notably, these restrictions have been imposed head of Christmas and New Year celebrations. “Section 144 CrPC has been implemented in Gautam Buddh Nagar till December 31 keeping the law and order situation in mind,” the Gautam Buddh Nagar Police said.
Similar type of news was created toward notice of Agra administration but upon research the news was turn out to be fabricated, there is no such announcement from Agra administration on their website.
Our analysis found that www.india.com is spreading fake news about lockdown to create panic among the individuals. The news has been twisted after including some points from the administrations’ actions about various measures they have taken for testing and tracing but lockdown has not been implemented anywhere.