On January 22, 2019, IT Cell in-charge of Congress Party in the state of Madhya Pradesh Abhishek Mishra has been arrested by the Delhi Cyber Police Cell on charges of hurting religious sentiments, reported Dainik Bhaskar.
This is not the first time that Abhishek Mishra (Twitter handle @meamabhishek) is in news. He is infamous for spreading fake news on social media.
It is not that Abhishek Mishra has been indulging in such behaviour in an individual capacity. In fact, he has been getting support from the top echelons of the Congress Party which has been institutionalising the fake news peddlers for long time now. See how Rahul Gandhi himself met many abusive trolls.
Senior Congressman Digvijay Singh and spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi are others from the party who have met him.
Abhishek Mishra has also been seen with Arvind Kejriwal.
Right from its party president Rahul Gandhi to its spokespersons and IT cell functionaries, the Congress party has been at the forefront of spreading fake news, sometimes even of the hateful kind.
Among other things, Rahul Gandhi falsely claimed that the SC/ST act had been scrapped. He became an international embarrassment after falsely claiming that the French President had confided with him on the Rafale deal, which was promptly denied by the French government. His party leader was recently seen in an absurd event that made multiple ridiculous claims about EVMs. The party’s other functionaries clearly did not want to be left behind.
With this arrest of Abhishek Mishra, another wicket of Congress’s fake news factory is down.