A post is being widely shared on social media claiming that Indian Foreign Service officer, Sneha Dubey, had tweeted advising Indian Journalists. The photo of the purported tweet is being shared through the post. Let us fact-check the claim made in the post.
Claim: Indian Foreign Service officer Sneha Dubey tweeted advising Indian journalists.
Fact: The Twitter account ‘@SnehaDubey_’ seen in the image is not the official account of Sneha Dubey, the IFS officer. In fact, when one tries to open that handle, it is shown that the ‘account doesn’t exist’. The official twitter account of Sneha Dubey is ‘@SnehaDube’, and no such tweet as shared in the post was made through this account. Hence, the claim made in the post is FALSE.
When the image in the post is seen clearly, one can see that the account ‘@SnehaDubey_’ is not the official account of Sneha Dubey, the IFS officer. In fact, when one tries to open that handle, it is shown that the ‘account doesn’t exist’.
The official Twitter account of Sneha Dubey is ‘@SnehaDube’. When we looked for news articles, and tweets made through her official Twitter account regarding any advice to Indian journalists, we could not find any.
Sneha Dubey is a 2012 batch IFS officer, who is presently India’s First Secretary at the United Nations. On 25 September 2021, she delivered a speech exercising India’s right to reply after Pakistan PM Imran Khan’s address to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). In her viral speech, she slammed Pakistan saying, “Pakistan is an ‘arsonist’ disguising itself as a ‘fire-fighter’”. After the speech, (in a video that’s gone viral) Anjana Om Kashyap, anchor at Aaj Tak wanted to interview her after barging through the door but Sneha Dubey declined and asked the reporter to leave the room.
To sum it up, India’s First Secretary at the UN, Sneha Dubey, did not tweet such any advice to Indian journalists.