Also, various viral messages about the central government providing financial assistance to those in need are spreading on social media. Messages broadcast by various YouTube channels mention government programs that don’t actually exist.
One such fake news claims that the SBI under the government’s “Nari Shakti Yojana” is offering loans of Rs 2.5 lakh to all women in the country with no guarantee and no interest.
PIB tweeted: “Some YouTube channels provide details of various government programs that don’t actually exist. WARNING! Don’t fall for content maliciously orchestrated by scammers. Follow these simple steps to combat it. class content.”
From time to time, PIB advises against clicking on such suspicious links sent in the form of viral messages.
How to fact-check messages from PIB
If you receive such a suspicious message, you can always verify its authenticity and verify whether the message is real or fake. To do this, you need to send a message to https://factcheck.pib.gov.in. Alternatively, you can fact-check by sending a WhatsApp message to +918799711259. You can also send a message to pibfactcheck@surekha. Fact check information is also available at https://pib.gov.in.