Monday (September 9): There are many fake twitter accounts of ISRO Chairman K. Sivan in operation, which have been tricking people for the past few days twitting about Chandrayaan-2. Indian Space Agency ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) has clarified through a tweet that these accounts are not authentic.
“It has been noted that social media accounts in the name of Kailasavadivoo Sivan (along with photographs of K. Sivan) are operational and active on social media platforms. This is to clarify that K. Sivan, Chairman, ISRO does not have any personal account on any social media platforms. Hence all the information on all such accounts are not authentic,” the space agency said in a statement.
It is noticed that accounts in the name of Kailasavadivoo Sivan is operational on many Social media. This is to clarify that Dr. K Sivan, Chairman, ISRO does not have any personal accounts.
For official accounts of ISRO, please see https://t.co/DKhLvUwK1P
— ISRO (@isro) September 9, 2019
ISRO has official account on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. It has urged the people not to follow any other account claiming to be authentic. It has also provided links to its official social platforms on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.
A Twitter user @shivraj_Office copied ISRO’s display picture and changed its name to ISRO Official Update. It is still tweeting Chandrayaan-2 updates and hasn’t changed its name yet.
The fake account @KailasavadivooS with 40,000 followers has been changed to @FilmyBox_Office. The name and profile picture has also been changed. All the other fake accounts were either deleted or they have changed their names and username as well.