Website apologises to Rana Ayyub over fake news, harassment

Ayyub however said that she would not accept the apology.

Hyderabad: In response to a complaint given by journalist Rana Ayyub against The Scoop Beats, the news website has issued an apology to the former on Wednesday, February 17. It also said that its employees who were involved in the issue were terminated.

Ayyub lodged the complaint on January 27 with the Mumbai police citing “targeted harassment” and “fake news” spread against her by a website called The Scoop Beats.

The journalist, well known for her book The Gujarat Files, took issue with a video posted by the website’s youtube channel titled “Saudi Arabia banned Rana Ayyub” which the complainant claims contained doctored tweets of her expressing hate and disregard for India.

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Ayyub also took to Twitter to express her condemnation for the video.

After three weeks, The Scoop Beats issued an apology stating that they apologise for the inconvenience caused and have taken stern action against the employees involved in the making of the video.

The apology was however criticised by various social media users as an eye-wash and meaningless. Ayyub herself responded, stating that she was unwilling to accept the apology.

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