Assam police in a step to raise awareness about fake news on social media, shared a creative post using a Bohemian Rhapsody reference. Assam Police on Wednesday shared an altered version of the iconic Freddie Mercury song from its official Twitter handle, and the tweet is winning netizens over with its clever wordplay and creativity.
Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody released in 1975 is considered to be one of the greatest songs of all times and has delighted music lovers since then. Assam Police took the lyrics of the song and altered them to make a point about fake news and forwarded messages.
“Fact check before you forward. There’s no escape from reality,” they wrote, further tweaking “Mama, I don’t want to die,” to “Mama, I don’t want to lie.”
The tweet comes at the heels of the recently-released biographical movie on Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody, and even uses the movie’s poster. However, instead of the word ‘rhapsody’, Assam Police’s tweet reads ‘Bohemian Factsody’ and states that fake news is not factual.
Open your eyes,
Look up to the skies and see,
Real life is not a fantasy.
Fact check before you forward,
There's no escape from reality.
— Assam Police (@assampolice) November 28, 2018
Since being shared online, the tweet has collected over 400 ‘likes’ and more than 200 ‘retweets’, along with a ton of delighted comments from fans of the singer-songwriter. Here’s how netizens reacted to the post:
In the past too, Assam Police’s witty tweets have won social media over. Their tweet on stalking was appreciated by hundreds, including Kajol.
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