🔥 Fact Check: Central Government Providing Free Smartphones to All Students for Online Education? The government itself called this claim Fake | Does the central government give all students free smartphones for online education? The government itself called this claim a relapse
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What kind of virus: It is claimed on social media that the central government is distributing free smartphones to students across the country. There is also a link with the message. Students are told that they will not be able to get a smartphone until they have completed the form by clicking the link.
Schools and colleges have been closed because of the coronavirus, and as a result, student education has been affected. Therefore, the government is making free Android smartphones available to all students. So that students can complete their education with internet and online courses. You can fill out the form to get your free smartphone via this link.
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Claim: Student education has been adversely affected by the closure of schools and colleges due to the corona virus. Therefore, the government is giving free Android smartphones to all students #PIBfactcheck: This claim is wrong, the central government has not made such an announcement. pic.twitter.com/YZZuXqqSiX
– ROB Chandigarh (@ROBChandigarh) August 24, 2020
The conclusion : The government does not provide smartphones to all students for free. The claim on social media is wrong.