ISRO shares official Facebook & Twitter pages in a move against fake profiles

The Indian Space Research Organisation said that with the rise of fake Facebook and Twitter profiles about ISRO, the chances of spread of unauthentic information increase. On Monday, it warned people against forged profiles about its Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) on social media websites. Stressing on the point that it was not responsible for any content hosted on any of these pages, the space agency said the impersonation was a serious offense and warned of stern legal action against their administrators if they were not immediately taken down. ISRO now has its own #-Link-Snipped-# and #-Link-Snipped-#. Interestingly, the new official Facebook page saw 5,233 hits, in the first eight hours following its launch.

"It has come to our notice that a number of pages in the social media are floating in our name, department of space and Mangalyaan (Mars), which have no authenticity," the state-run Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said in a statement. According to ISRO, the aim of these new pages is to maximize public outreach, provide mission updates and create public awareness about mission objectives and accomplishments of key programs. One of the major announcements made on the accounts immediately after their launch was that the Geo Synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) will be launched at Sriharikota at 4.18pm on January 5, 2014.

Screen Shot 2013-12-20 at 9.54.12 AM

A fortnight ahead of the maiden Mars mission, the space agency started an official page on Facebook October 22 titled 'ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission' ( to provide real time authentic information. We checked for some of the fake ISRO Accounts that look very real and authentic. And we were astonished to find many. Some of them include - #-Link-Snipped-#, #-Link-Snipped-#,, and

We at CrazyEngineers warn you against liking or following fake accounts and ask you to be 100% sure about authenticity before sharing such content on social media. News is for the masses and social media is a wild platform that has to be used with cautiousness. Will you go ahead and check the official pages for ISRO immediately? Share your comments on the fake accounts with us below.


  • Ankita Katdare
    Ankita Katdare
    Since ISRO has taken the move, I think we should too.
    The official CrazyEngineers page on Facebook is this -
    and for Twitter, you can follow us @
  • Sarathkumar Chandrasekaran
    Sarathkumar Chandrasekaran
    An eyeopening article..

You are reading an archived discussion.

Related Posts

Starting from India - I'm wondering if it's possible to explore New Zealand within a limited budget of Rs. 1,00,000? I checked the flight tickets and they're all Rs. 70k+...
Bazaart app is one app with some of the great reviews for being a beautiful way to mix your photos into mind-blowing images. One of the best photo collage making...
Incredible as it may sound, but researchers at York University have sent world's first SMS using evaporated vodka. The text read - "O Canada" and the researchers are confident that...
Name: chandrakanth Engineering Trade: mechanical Location: hyderabad Occupation: Un employed Work Experience: Worked in Arani power Systems Limited Hobbies & Interests: Playing Chess, Cricket, Enjoying with friends, Aim in life:Wanna...
Simmtronics, the Delhi-based brand in tablets and PC components, has forayed into the smartphone market in India with the launch of Simmtronics XPAD Amazoid M1, Fundroid Q1, Fundroid Q2, Fundroid...