Mumbai: Since Mithun Chakraborty joined the BJP on March 7 in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Kolkata, a number of Twitter accounts have cropped up in his name. These accounts have been continuously posting sarcastic comments targetting West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.
India Today Anti Fake News War Room (AFWA) has found that Mithun has recently created a Twitter account “@mithunda_off” and is trying to get it verified. This is his only genuine Twitter account. All other accounts in his name are impersonating him.
With so many accounts claiming to be the “official Twitter account” of Mithun, netizens are left confused. Let us look into three such accounts impersonating the actor with the maximum number of followers.
Account – 1
Replying to a tweet by the Twitter handle “@M_Chakraborty16”, a user said this account was earlier active with the handle “@SwetaaSinghAT”.
Account – 2
Using “TweetBeaver” tool, it has been found that the Twitter ID number of the handle “@mithun_da_”. When we searched this ID on Yandex search engine, we found that the same account was earlier impersonating singer Sonu Nigam and was active with the handle “@Sonuniga_M”.
Account – 3
While searching the Twitter ID number of the handle “@TheINDAshking”, it was found that in the past, the same ID was used to create a handle “@ThechitraLive” with usernames “Aishwarya kulshreshtha”, “M. S Bitta” and “Dr. Chitra Sharma”.
Speaking to AFWA, Mithun’s manager Vijay Upadhyay confirmed that till recently, the actor did not have a social media presence. “It had recently come to my knowledge that many fake Twitter accounts are being run in the name of Mithun da. I have already informed him about this,” Upadhyay said.