Amartya Sen Death News Turns Out To Be A Hoax; Daughter Confirms He Is Alive

by Tooba Shaikh
Amartya Sen Death News Turns Out To Be A Hoax; Daughter Confirms He Is Alive

The Internet is full of misinformation and though it is extremely helpful, ever so often, you get a reminder as to why you should tread carefully in this cesspool of misinformation. Recently, reports on Amartya Sen’s death made rounds on the Internet. However, it turned out that the news was a hoax. His daughter, Nandana Deb Sen, denied the news that his father had died, as per PTI. So how did the rumour begin?

News Of Amartya Sen’s Death Is Hoax; Daughter Says He Is Alive

Good news! If you recently read the news that the legendary economist and philosopher Amartya Sen has died and were saddened by it, the news is only a hoax. Many major news portals picked it up but it seems that there is no truth to the news.

According to the Press Trust of India or PTI, the Nobel Laureate’s daughter, Nandana Sen, denied that her father had passed away. The news was a hoax and it happened to get picked up by major news portals.

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How Did The Rumour Begin?

The rumours were started when a post on X (formerly, Twitter) started making rounds which said that Amartya Sen had passed. At first, it seemed that the post was created by a historian Claudia Goldin. And hence, the post is believed to be true so readily.

However, it turned out that the account was actually fake. The creator of the account, as per a newer post by it, is Tomasso Debenedetti. Debenedetti is a fake news writer and aims to expose how easy it is to fool the press in the age of social media.

It seems that this latest hoax regarding Sen’s death was another one of Debenedetti’s attempts.

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Were you shocked to learn of Amartya Sen’s death? What was your reaction?

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