Since the Covid-19 pandemic hit India, social media has been full of misinformation and fake news. Many messages are being spread through social media. But we need to understand that not everything we read on the internet is right. The news that has been circulating widely on social media in recent times is a message claiming that the government has decided to provide job opportunities to the unemployed citizens through the Roger scheme. The fact-finding unit of the PIB is revealing the truth of this.
The message is that the government has taken this step against the backdrop of rising unemployment in the country and citizens can earn up to Rs 1000-2000 per day from the comfort of their homes. The message prompts users to click on a link to register online. It also mentions that the last date to get this opportunity is October 20th.
But the government has not made any announcement and the PIB said the website mentioned in the viral message was fake. In a message on WhatsApp, in the wake of rising unemployment, the central government claims that this Navratri will provide jobs to the unemployed. This is fake. No such announcement has been made by the Central Government. The PIB wrote in a tweet explaining the fake news.
The fact-finding unit of the PIB was launched in December 2019 to prevent misinformation and fake news circulating on the internet. PIB Fact Check claims that its purpose is to identify misinformation about government policies and programs that are circulating on various social media platforms.