Prasar Bharati irked by false accounts and sites


NEW DELHI: With people becoming active on social media, all kinds of websites or blog sites are being created – often by people who have nothing to do with the person or organisation in whose name it is created.

While film stars have had to deal with this menace for quite some time, Prasar Bharati has now taken umbrage at the large number of websites or blogsites being run in the name of All India Radio or Doordarshan.

So even as it admits that social media has proved to be of immense importance in staying connected with national and international audiences, the public service broadcaster has issued a list of the sites or social networking handles that it controls.  

This has been done, Prasar Bharati officials told indiantelevision.com, because of the manner in which the open platform is being misused by some miscreants as they create fake accounts and issue information in the name of the pubcaster.

However, the pubcaster said this is the first list and it would be issuing further details concerning local stations soon.

Twitter Handle for PrasarBharati


Twitter Handles for Doordarshan and its various channels

1.      DD National (Handle: @DDNational)


2.      DD News (Handle: @DDNewsLive)


3.      DD News Hindi (Handle: @DDNewsHindi)


4.      DD Bharati (Handle: DD_Bharati)


5.      DD Sports (Handle: @ddsportsindia)


6.      DD Newsnight ( Handle: @DDNewsNight)


7.      DD Urdu ( Handle: @DDUrduChannel)


Facebook Accounts of Doordarshan

1.      DD Bharati https://www.facebook.com/DDBharati

2.      DD National https://www.facebook.com/DoordarshanNational

3.      Doordarshan Urdu https://www.facebook.com/DoordarshanUrdu/info

Social media links for Akashvani and AIR News are as follows:

1.      https://www.facebook.com/AkashvaniAIR for Facebook

2.      https://www.youtube.com/AkashvaniAIR  for YouTube

3.      https://twitter.com/AkashvaniAIR (@AkashvaniAIR for Twitter

4.      http://akashvanisamvaad.blogspot.in  for Blog

5.      https://www.facebook.com/airnewsalerts for Facebook

6.      https://twitter.com/airnewsalerts (@airnewsalerts )  for Twitter

The sources said with the help of its social media accounts, the pubcaster has been able to garner both positive and negative feedback. “We are grateful to our followers for leaving comments and posts on our official Facebook pages and Twitter handles.  Wherein, positive responses have provided us encouragement, drive and energy for better performances, the negative ones have immensely helped us in identifying our shortcomings and mistakes, thus enabling timely corrective action. We welcome more such responses and assure all of our best services always and wishing for continued patronage from one and all.”

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