Fake Twitter account for US President Biden shares post praising Indian Prime Minister Modi
Shortly after US President Joe Biden took office on January 20, 2021, an image surfaced online that purported to show a tweet from him thanking Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and referring to him as a “world leader”. The claim is false; the tweet was published on an imposter account that has since been suspended.
The image was published on Facebook here on January 22, 2021.
The purported tweet reads: “Thank you World leader Mr. Prime Minister @narendramodi”.
It appeared to be in response to a genuine tweet from Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulating Biden on his inauguration as 46th president of the United States.
The Facebook post’s Kannada-language caption translates to English as: “World leader Modi.”
The claim, however, is false.
The tweet was posted on a fake Twitter account with the handle @JoeBidenPresid.
The @JoeBidenPresid account has since been suspended by Twitter.
Furthermore, a search of Biden’s official accounts found no tweet thanking Modi.