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No, Akshay Kumar did not tweet about ‘Godse killing Gandhi’

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A Facebook post with the screenshot of a tweet by Twitter handle ‘@kumarakshay_1’ that has the username ‘Akshay Kumar’ (written in Hindi) and profile picture of actor Akshay Kumar is doing the rounds on social media claiming that the tweet is from the official Twitter account of film actor Akshay Kumar. Let’s analyze the authenticity of that claim.

The archived version of the post can be found here.

In the comments section, it can be seen that the users are commending Akshay Kumar for that tweet.

Claim: Actor Akshay Kumar tweeted on ‘Godse killing Gandhi’.

Fact: The official Twitter handle of Akshay Kumar is ‘@akshaykumar’, not ‘@kumarakshay_1’. The Twitter handle ‘‘@kumarakshay_1’ has been suspended by Twitter for violating its policy. So, the tweet is not from the account of actor Akshay Kumar and the claim is FALSE.

The tweet has the following text in Hindi and its English translation is- “ I wouldn’t say Godse killing Gandhi is correct or not. But, I would say, whenever there is a mention of Godse killing Gandhi in the books, reasons behind his murder also have to be mentioned including his statement to the court. Let the future generations decide whether the act is the right one or not”. When looked for the Twitter handle ‘@kumarakshay_1’, it was found that the account has been suspended by Twitter for violating its policy. As per Twitter policy, Twitter generally takes down the accounts on the grounds of authenticity, safety, and privacy. 

The official Twitter handle of Akshay Kumar is ‘@akshaykumar’. So, the tweet was definitely not made by him.

To summarize, that tweet about ‘Godse killing Gandhi’ isn’t from the official account of Akshay Kumar. The account ‘@kumarakshay_1’ was found to be suspended by Twitter for violating its policy.

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