If you, as a common man, on social media share a piece of information which is factually incorrect, journalists start shouting – “a Sanghi is spreading fake news, jail him/her …”. They will tag you your employer too asking the employer to take action against you. What if a “journalist” does the same?
The rules are different for “journalists”.
See this video from 17.30 onwards:
At 18.10, Ms. Saba Naqvi makes a statement that “[Mr. Vijay Malya in 2010], returns as a BJP Rajyasabha MP …”.
This is factually incorrect. Mr. Vijay Mallya was an independent MP. He resigned a day before Ethics Committee of the Upper House was set to recommend his expulsion .
The BJP chose to support Mr. Mallya, an independent candidate, only to defeat Congress candidate, which is not an unethical step . Should BJP have allowed the Congress candidate to be elected?
How could Ms. Saba claim that Mr. Mallya was BJP Rajyasabha MP, despite it is factually incorrect?