Fake Wikileaks by The News, Daily Mail Post, The Nation against India

Saturday, December 11, 2010

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Amidst all the commotions and confusions, news from fake wikileaks about India was published by leading Pakistan newspapers like "The News","Daily Mail Post","The Nation" and others.

Links to the news from fake wikileaks:




Image credit : Cafe Pyala

The NewsEnough evidence of Indian involvement in Balochistan, Waziristan

Daily Mail Post Wikileaks: India interfering in Waziristian

The NationWikileaks terms Former Indian Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor as a geek

It is strange that how such newspaper agencies could carry on such a news without even slight verification.

Media reaction to the "fake news" published:


Here is Guardian's news about the fake news published by some of the leading Pakistan's newspapers.

An extensive search of the WikiLeaks database by the Guardian by date, name and keyword failed to locate any of the incendiary allegations. It suggests this is the first case of WikiLeaks being exploited for propaganda purposes.


GuardianPakistani media publish fake WikiLeaks cables attacking India

Blogger Cafe PyalaLeaking Away (Updated)

Pakistani Media apologize for publishing "fake news" :


The News News agency fails to confirm source of WikiLeaks disclosure

The story was released by the Islamabad-based Online news agency and was run by The News and Daily Jang with the confidence that it was a genuine report and must have been vetted before release. However, several inquiries suggest that this was not the case.


Media Responses :


ReutersPakistani papers retract WikiLeaks story on India

Times of India Pakistan papers apologise after running anti-India fake WikiLeaks cables

Although the release of confidential information by Wikileaks may be a debatable one, release of fake news without any sort of verfication using Wikileaks name is totally unacceptable. This totally defeats the idea of Wikileaks.

About Wikileaks : 


From Wikileaks,
WikiLeaks is a not-for-profit media organisation. Our goal is to bring important news and information to the public.


Publishing improves transparency, and this transparency creates a better society for all people. Better scrutiny leads to reduced corruption and stronger democracies in all society's institutions, including government, corporations and other organisations. A healthy, vibrant and inquisitive journalistic media plays a vital role in achieving these goals. We are part of that media.


We assess all news stories and test their veracity.Typically we will do a forensic analysis of the document, determine the cost of forgery, means, motive, opportunity, the claims of the apparent authoring organisation, and answer a set of other detailed questions about the document. We may also seek external verification of the document.Most of all, we want readers know the truth so they can make up their own minds.


The release of the fake news is totally against the main objective of Wikileaks. This has been done mainly to influence the general public and instigate tensions between the two classes. Share and Enjoy!
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