Today, Mohammed Zubair, the co-founder of Alt News, has been arrested by the Delhi Police under Section 153, 295 of the Indian Penal Code for deliberate and malicious acts to hurt religious sentiments.
Minutes after the news of Zubair’s arrest the social media got flooded with posts condemning his arrest. Popular leaders like Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Chaturvedi were the first to show their support. However, the most surprising one was ISIS who condemned the arrest of Zubair saying it’s an attack on democracy and freedom of right.
Reportedly, Zubair was the only fact checker who at times defended ISIS and tried to bust fake news against them. Zubair even fact checked the satirical articles that mocked ISIS. Soon after ISIS, many more terrorist organisation came in support of the fact checker who has helped them improve his image.
Alt News helped Lashkar-e-Islam with their image by writing an article claiming their official letter dubious.