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Fake news screenshot posing as Dawn.com site attempts to mislead public

Fake news screenshot posing as Dawn.com site attempts to mislead public

A screenshot of a fake news story doctored to look like an article on Dawn.com surfaced on social media on Tuesday, in an attempt to mislead the public by implying that Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf leader Faisal Vawda had withdrawn a petition against the alleged corruption of Karachi mayor Wasim Akhtar.

The image is cropped to show only the fake story's headline and text, and is doctored to resemble Dawn.com.

The first paragraph of the poorly written 'story' reads:




“Faisal Vawda Withdrawal Sindh High Court a petition against alleged corruption in Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC).”

While the creators of the fake post were able to mimic Dawn.com fonts in photo editing software, they were unable to compose a proper sentence following Dawn's style guide and standards. They were also unable to compose a story longer than one line.

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