New Delhi: A video claiming to be of Google CEO Sundar Pichai visiting his “high school mathematics teacher Molly Abraham” has been doing the rounds on several social media platforms. The video claims the CEO is meeting his favourite high school teacher after more than 26 years and shows him presenting her a sari.
The video went viral on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter and was even circulated on WhatsApp. It was also shared by the official verified handle of the Telugu Film Producers Council channel (TFPC) Sunday on YouTube — it got more than 18,000 views and was liked by more than 500 people.
The video was shared by multiple other YouTube pages as well.
The video is actually from 2017 and is not of Google CEO Sundar Pichai, but of IC3 founder Ganesh Kohli, instead.
ThePrint’s fake news checker found that the video, with a caption stating the person in it is Google’s Pichai, was circulated across social media platforms with Kohli’s voiceover.
IC3’s Ganesh Kohli even took to Twitter to say that the video of him meeting his school teacher was going viral on social media again but that did not stop people from passing it off that of not only Sundar Pichai but also Microsoft’s Satya Nadella.
A 3 year old @ic3movement video of me meeting my teacher began to go viral last month. Over time, in many circles, the video was attributed to @sundarpichai or @satyanadella While the message of the video is most important, how do you address this #misinformation @KarthikOnTheGo
— Ganesh Kohli (@GaneshKohli) August 14, 2020
IC3, which stands for International Career and College Counseling, is an initiative aimed at providing school-based career and college guidance. Launched in 2016, IC3 says it aims to reach out to more than 10,000 high schools for career advice and guidance over a 15-year period.
In association with SM Hoaxslayer.