Ratan Tata bursts the viral fake news floating on social media app WhatsApp
As the country fights with the Covid-19 pandemic, various rumours, fake quotes and unverified facts coming out on social media. Despite stringent initiatives taken by the government to to stop the spreading of rumours, it’s becoming a task to trace those responsible for spreading misinformation.
Indian billionaire philanthropist and former Chairman of Tata Sons, Ratan Tata, recently took to Twitter to clarify that a quote about the impact of the novel coronavirus on the Indian economy which had been attributed to him was, in fact, not written or said by him.
Sharing a picture of the quote in the tweet, the 82-year-old wrote, “I urge you to verify media circulated on WhatsApp and social platforms.”
This post has neither been said, nor written by me. I urge you to verify media circulated on WhatsApp and social platforms. If I have something to say, I will say it on my official channels. Hope you are safe and do take care. pic.twitter.com/RNVL40aRTB
— Ratan N. Tata (@RNTata2000) April 11, 2020
He informed that if he has something to say, he’ll say it through the official channels.
The quote, which was apparently attributed to Tata, slammed the ‘experts’ who predicted the ‘downfall of the Indian economy’. “I do not know much about these experts.But I know for sure that they do not know anything about the value of human motivation and determined efforts,” the quote read.