Viral Claim: Social media applications like twitter and facebook are flooded with fake accounts to Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, none are a true account.

Facts Check: False / Fake accounts

Viral News in Social Media Twitter / Facebook / WhatsApp / Others Examples:



Abhinandan Varthaman: This account has got over 2k followers in a very short span of time.


This fake account has over 2000 followers


Another account @abhinandanhere, luckily it was created in 2015, the handle and username have been changed to looks like Abhinandan’s account.

Facts Check Analysis: Abhinandan Varthaman returned to India from Pakistan on Friday, 1st March, two days after he was taken into custody by Pakistan. Soon after his arrival in India, he has become a national icon and there were people who simply wanted to follow him on social media.

Seeking to this advantage, many Impersonating persons made several accounts in the social media in the name of Abhinandan, so that they easily get some followers on social media. Just to confirm all of the unverified account’s are fake.

As reported by ANI, Government confirms social Fake Accounts of copying Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman

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Isabella is an Indian fact-checker and news writer, writing news for Ayupp since 2014.

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