Fateh, Gaurav Pradhan tweeted road rage video saying it was the first fight on the day Saudi removed ban on women driving.
New Delhi: A road rage video of two Saudi Arabian women drivers was shared widely on Twitter the past week claiming it to be from the day Saudi Arabia removed the ban on women driving.
Controversial author Tarek Fateh and data scientist Gaurav Pradhan tweeted the video with similar captions. Pradhan tweeted the video Thursday while Fateh shared it Monday.
Saudi women in ‘Road Rage’ fight on first day after they were allowed to drive https://t.co/6Ib7Mc4as2
— Tarek Fatah (@TarekFatah) July 2, 2018
Both said that this was the first fight after Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman denounced the ban put on women driving in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia last month.
While Pradhan has around 130,000 followers, Fateh has over 360,000 followers on Twitter. The video tweeted by Pradhan received more than 11,000 views and 471 retweets. He also mentioned that the video was from WA, possibly referring to WhatsApp. Pradhan, who is followed by PM Narendra Modi, is a repeat offender of spreading fake news on social media.
The video was shared multiple times before the ban was denounced. Some Indian YouTube channels also published it after the ban was removed. The YouTube channel Malayali Media, whose description says it is a Malayali news channel, shared it on 26 June (the ban was removed on 24th) titled ‘Saudi women are fighting at the center road only two days after being given the permission to drive’ and received more than 8,000 views.
In collaboration with SM Hoaxslayer.