As a responsible democracy India does not practice disinformation campaigns, said Indian Ministry of External Affairs, on Friday.
According to details, India slammed Pakistan over its accusations that New Delhi was spreading disinformation, saying when looking at disinformation, the best example is the “country next door which is circulating fictional and fabricated dossiers and purveys a regular stream of fake news”.
Indian Minister of external Affairs spokesperson, Anurag Srivastava’s respond comes to questions on Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan quoting an EU disinformation lab report to accuse India of subversive activities through fake media organisations and similar allegations by Pakistan Foreign Minister.
Srivastava said that as a responsible democracy, India does not practice disinformation campaigns. “In fact, if you are looking at disinformation, the best example is the country next door which is circulating fictional and fabricated dossiers and purveys a regular stream of fake news,” he said at an online media briefing.
Disinformation is practised particularly by those who have records to hide such as sheltering international wanted terrorists including Osama bin Laden, and seek unsuccessfully to cover up their own tracks such as on the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, Mr Srivastava said, hitting out at Pakistan.
It is to mention that last year, Facebook blocked networks linked to Pakistani military and a network of pro-Indian fake websites was also exposed which had been aimed at influencing decision-making in Europe.