Fact Check on Viral News : Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s name is not new to the fake news industry. This time, a 2-year old fake quote by Pichai has been revived on social media, and people are falling for it.
On August 26, 2019, a Twitter user posted a photo, which contained a portrait shot of Pichai along with a piece of text which was made to appear as a quote by the Google CEO.
The text read: “I’m not interested in politics, but I’m worried about India’s unemployment, millions of youngsters losing their jobs. India must concentrate, on people’s welfare, not their food habits. Future of the country is in the hand of rational minds. -Sundar Pichai
During the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, various Twitter users and a prominent media outlet ran a story about how Pichai came to India to cast his vote. However, BOOM found out the story was fabricated, and that Pichai could not vote in India as he is now a citizen of the USA. (Read the Full Story here)