A post is being shared on social media with a claim that a JNU (Jawaharlal Nehru University) student has broken his iPhone 11 out of anger. The post also claims that the hike in hostel rent was the reason behind his anger. Let’s try to analyze the claim made in the post.
Claim: Due to hike in hostel rent, an angry JNU student broke his iPhone 11.
Fact: The news that a JNU Student breaks his iPhone 11 in anger due to the hostel fee hike is reported by ‘The Fauxy’, which describes itself as ‘India’s Finest, Fastest & Fictitious News Source’. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.
When searched on Google with the keywords, it was found that except ‘The Fauxy’, no other news agency has reported about a JNU student breaking his iPhone 11 due to hike in hostel fees. The news about this incident was published by ‘The Fauxy’ on its website on 11 November 2019. The posted image is the screenshot of ‘The Fauxy’ article. On the ‘Fauxy’ website, the following disclaimer can be seen:
Also, on its Twitter account, it can be seen that ‘The Fauxy’ describes itself as ‘India’s Finest, Fastest & Fictitious News Source’. So, a piece of satirical news is being shared as a true incident.
A lot of people are sharing this on social media assuming this to be true.
To sum it up, a JNU Student did not break his iPhone 11 out of anger due to the hostel fee hike. It is satirical news published by a satirical portal.
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