In a major embarrassment, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had to delete one of her Facebook posts after the social media giant flagged it as 'misleading'.
In the post, she had accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of ‘privatising the Indian Railways’ by ‘selling’ it to 'his friend', industrialist Gautam Adani.
"The BJP government has put the stamp of its billionaire friend Adani on the Indian Railways, which was established through the hard work of millions of people. Gradually, a large part of railways will go to Modi-ji's billionaire friends. Farmers are also fighting to prevent farming from going into the hands of his billionaire friends," the Congress leader had posted.
"Independent fact-checkers say this information could mislead people," Facebook put out a rider below her post.
दावा: #फेसबुक पर एक वीडियो के साथ यह दावा किया जा रहा है कि सरकार ने भारतीय रेल पर एक निजी कंपनी का ठप्पा लगवा दिया है। #PIBFactCheck: यह दावा भ्रामक है। यह केवल एक वाणिज्यिक विज्ञापन है जिसका उद्देश्य केवल 'गैर किराया राजस्व' को बेहतर बनाना है। pic.twitter.com/vSmK8Xgdis
— PIB Fact Check (@PIBFactCheck) December 16, 2020
PIB Fact Check, a Twitter handle dedicated to dispel fake information pertaining to government’s policies and schemes, had also flagged her claim as ‘misleading’.