Aaj Tak Fined One Lakh For Running Fake Tweets In SSR Case Reporting


The NBSA, India’s self-administrative body for the nation’s news channels, has fined Rs 1 lakh on India Today-possessed Aaj Tak for ascribing counterfeit tweets to the late Sushant Singh Rajput after his lamentable demise on 14 June this year. The NBSA has additionally requested that Aaj Tak issue a public expression of remorse in Hindi on 27 October at 8 PM. The NBSA additionally coordinated Zee News, India TV and News 24 to air a statement of regret for their own infringement.

Aaj Tak apologizes that while investigating the incidents identifying with the self destruction of Sushant Singh Rajput, we had run certain tweets on Aaj Tak channel and wrongly detailed the screen captures calling them genuine and ascribing them as the entertainer’s last tweets. Thusly, we have disregarded Clause 1 of the “Particular Guidelines Covering Reportage” identifying with “Exactness” which expresses that Information ought to be accumulated direct from more than one source, if potential; Reports got from news-offices ought to be ascribed and where conceivable be checked; Allegations ought to be accounted for precisely as made and mistakes of reality ought to be remedied at the most punctual, giving adequate conspicuousness to the transmission of the right form of fact(s).

The NBSA likewise gave the content of conciliatory sentiment to be communicated by Zee News on 27 October at 9 PM. The favorable to BJP TV channel has been approached to run the accompanying content in Hindi with a voiceover:

Zee News apologizes that while investigating the episodes identifying with the self destruction of Sushant Singh Rajput, by utilizing the slogans “7 inquiries on Sushant’s passing”. “Patna ka Sushant, Mumbai me fizzle kyu?” in our broadcasts, we have disregarded the Specific Guidelines Covering Reportage identifying with Fundamental Standards-Clause B which expresses that “Detailing ought not sensationalize or make frenzy, misery or excessive dread among watchers”; Clauses 3.6 and 3.1 identifying with Law and Order, Crime and Violence, which express that “the dead should be treated with deference. … “; “Substance ought not glamorize or sensationalize wrongdoing or excuse criminal activities, including self destruction”; Clauses 2 and 5 identifying with Impartiality, Neutrality, Fairness and Privacy.