Biplab Kumar Deb Wikipedia page
Photo: Wikipedia page screenshot

Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb has fallen victim to the information tampering on the internet.

When the entire nation is busy debating the NRC draft publication in Assam which has created quite a flutter among the opposition parties, the Wikipedia page of Tripura CM shows him as a Bangladeshi immigrant.

The Chief Ministers Office has reacted strongly against it.

Biplab Kumar Deb Wikipedia
Biplab Kumar Deb Wikipedia revised page where the CMs information was tampered

Officer on Special Duty (OSD) to the Chief Minister, Sanjay Mishra said that a section has been active in the social media to spoil the image of Biplab Kumar Deb since he became the Tripura Chief Minister.

Recently tweet surfaced enquiring whether the information on Biplab Deb, Tripura Chief Minister’s Wikipedia page was true.

Though Deb was born in Udaipur subdivision of southern Tripura, the Wikipedia page had been edited on August 2 from last to reflect that Deb was born in Bangladesh.

Upon investigation, it has been revealed that the Wikipedia page of Biplab Deb has been consistently tampered with recently and the misinformation of him being born in Bangladesh was also a result of that.

When one accessed the edit history of the Wikipedia page, a comparison between revisions makes it evident that originally, the page read that Biplab Deb was born in Tripura, and only on  August 2, 2018 was the malicious edit of him born in Bangladesh added.

Pinaki Das

Pinaki Das is Northeast Now Correspondent in Agartala. He can be reached at: pinakianisk@gmail.com

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