Google CEO Sundar Pichai did not vote in Tamil Nadu elections, Fact Check is the truth about the twitter trend Viral Picture. And just like that, Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s picture also started trending on Twitter saying ‘Google CEO, @sundarpichai has casted his vote. #TNElection2019 #OruviralPuratchi”.
The Lok Sabha Elections 2019 is going on full swing and it has reached its second phase today. Amid all this, the dynamic social media trends are being flooded all over and in this case, it becomes difficult for the users to differentiate between the real or fake stories.
While the intention behind the posts may have been to encourage people to go out and vote, turns out the news is not true. Sundar Pichai is a US citizen, and cannot vote in India. So obviously, he did not come down to Tamil Nadu to vote.
Just an hour after the polling began on April 18, a flurry of posts about Sundar Pichai started pouring on Twitter. A majority of the posts included a picture of the Google CEO surrounded by several people and claiming that he has cast his vote in Tamil Nadu. Now, it might have been a naive attempt at encouraging people to vote but the fact of the matter was that it was fake news.
— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) 7 January 2017