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Fake news circulated again on social media claiming that a Swiss athlete is not coming to India due to rape cases

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The parents of the Swiss squash player denied the published news claims that they did not allow their daughter to participate due to the fact that India is unsafe for women and named such reports as “lie or a journalistic invention".

A social activist named Yogita Bhayana took Twitter to share the news that an athlete from Switzerland refused to come to India because of the increasing amount of rape cases. However, this information is not one of recency and it is outdated and it is fake news.

Yogita Bhayana is an activist majorly known for her activism against rape. She recently took Twitter to share a newspaper clipping according to which an athlete from Switzerland Ambre Allinckx had refused to come to India for a match because of the concern of rape issues. 

Under her tweet, many Netizens had pointed out that this particular news is outdated and fake. 

Thus, we wanted to confirm the legitimacy behind this news and did a keyword search and found that this news is in fact very much fake and misleading. The keyword search led us to an article from Times Now which reports that the parents of the Swiss squash player denied the published news claims that they did not allow their daughter to participate due to the fact that India is unsafe for women and named such reports as “lie or a journalistic invention". Her parents also added that she was unable to attend due to the summer holidays that she spent with her family during this time. 
We also found a report from Times of India reporting this misinformation back in 2018.

All the fake news articles and the clarification were posted in 2018, thus showing that not only is this news fake, it is also outdated by two years. Bringing old fake news back is very problematic and insensitive as the issue of rape is a sensitive topic that is being widely discussed now. Peddling with such old fake news, especially as a well-known activist against rape issues makes it even more problematic. It is also to be noted that Bhayana has not removed this misleading tweet even after many netizens pointed out the misleading nature of the “news” she tweeted out while criticising PM Modi. 

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