US website takes satire too far, makes up ‘Assam Rape Festival’

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    Re: US website takes satire too far, makes up ‘Assam Rape Festivalâ€

    Yeah I saw this on some another defence forum, I thought it was obviously stupid, and that no one would believe it.

    It is pretty much racist and ot even satire
     
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    Looks like pakis and chinese are having a good time. The pakis (and Zaid Hamid fans) will think it is some kind of conspiracy whereas chinese will prove this report is valid & true.
     
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    I think the website is being ddosed now. Couldnt get inside.
     
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    Re: US website takes satire too far, makes up ‘Assam Rape Festivalâ€

    All thanks to our shameless media......projected India as epicenter of Rape!
     
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    Re: US website takes satire too far, makes up ‘Assam Rape Festivalâ€

    Unfortunately, the masses of stupidity out there are beyond comprehension. Many morons actually believed it. Retards.

    If they fail to have a clarification and keep it on their home page for one week, this "satire site" needs to be sued with high publicity.
     
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    Re: US website takes satire too far, makes up ‘Assam Rape Festivalâ€

    'Assam Rape Fest' story in US media triggers row

    An American news satire website's play of words and comment on the security of women in India, and particularly in Assam, has evoked sharp criticism from netizens. Social media is abuzz with reactions - many believing the satire to be "true news" - after the website published a report headlined, 'The Assam Rape Festival In India Begins This Week' on November 3.

    The report, first published on NationalReport.net, which claims to be America's Number 1 independent news team, was widely shared on social media. The report was later picked up by many websites and forums. With the frenzy snowballing, a few others tried to explain that the report was indeed a satire although it was not written anywhere on the website that it publishes fake news.

    On Thursday, Assam criminal investigation department registered a suo motu case against the website for posting the defamatory article.

    Commenting on Facebook, Arindom Phukan pointed out that the website had nowhere mentioned that the story was a satire. Ironically, the report was shared more than 89,500 times on Facebook and around 1,000 times on Twitter. "Men in India are already beginning to celebrate as the annual Assam Rape Festival is just days away. Every non-married girl age 7-16 will have the chance to flee to safety or get raped," the write-up said.

    Commenting on the post, one Terrance believed that the report was true and went on to write, "India is always raping something. Makes me sick!"

    Cursing the male gender, one Hannah wrote, "God have mercy on these innocent women... what kind of tradition is this. All you have to know is that God is watching you and you are going to pay for your sins."

    Giving the link to the 'news story', the NationalReport posted on Facebook, "We would recommend foreign travelers avoid #India this week during the #AssamRapeFestival! Don't say we didn't warn you!" The Facebook page also claims itself to be one of the 'most accurate news' on the web.

    Web archives shows that NationalReport's now deleted disclaimer page read, "NationalReport is a news and political satire web publication, which may or may not use real names, often in semi-real or mostly fictitious ways."
     
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    Re: US website takes satire too far, makes up ‘Assam Rape Festivalâ€

    'Rape Festival' triggers protests in Assam
    November 09, 2013 17:46 IST

    Source: rediff.com/news/report/rape-festival-triggers-protests-in-assam/20131109.htm

    A website article on an alleged 'Assam Rape Festival' has sparked widespread protests for denigrating the image of the state.

    While the Chief Minister's Office condemned it, the CID has taken up suo moto investigation, official sources said.

    Bharat Narah, press adviser to Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, tweeted, "The Assam Rape Festival is not humorous. It is distasteful, unethical, abominable, despicable and must be abhorred by all sections of society."

    Barnali Saikia Bora, officer on special duty, said in a statement, "The fraudulent and extremely unethical article about the completely fictitious festival is an act of serious disrespect and total disregard shown towards the humble and unsuspecting people of our beautiful state of Assam."

    "The details in the article are gruesome to the point of being demonic and the writer of such a piece of pure evil is not fit for human society," the statement said.

    Amidst protests in the state, the CID's cyber crime cell has taken up suo moto investigations into the website article which was found to have been sourced from Uganda and hosted from Houston in the US, the sources said.

    The article published last week on website NationalReport.net claimed that the annual "Assam Rape Festival" that "began in 43 BC" was about to begin in "just days away".
     
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    Re: US website takes satire too far, makes up ‘Assam Rape Festivalâ€

    Indians could make so painful 'satire' that Americans would jump up and down before their screens, if only Indians knew what kind of buttons to press literally and metaphorically.
     
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    Actually, Indians replied to the website with a "US Mass Shooting Festival" article. And the website published it
     
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    Re: US website takes satire too far, makes up ‘Assam Rape Festivalâ€

    That's positively benign, I was talking about satire of a totally different class.
     
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    Try a ni**er lynching festival, except in their case it would be true.
     
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    Re: US website takes satire too far, makes up ‘Assam Rape Festivalâ€

    This thread proves that reaction to stupidity begets only more stupidity.
     

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