Who runs Kreately? – Alt News investigates the factory of hate and misinformation – By Pratik Sinha & Pooja Chaudhuri
A popular method used to gift-wrap disinformation and hate in illusions of the truth is the creation of dubious websites that pose as ‘news’ outlets. One such venture that has gained substantial social media clout in the past few months is Kreately. The website is owned by Texas-based Waiable Media Inc, a company run by Indians in the US. Over the past few months, the website has been inundated with hate campaigns against minorities in India….
Kreately targets those critical of the BJP government. An article on actor Swara Bhaskar, where the featured image is a still from a movie that shows her in a tattered state, is beyond bad writing…. It also publishes ‘satirical’ pieces where the idea of humour is ‘fact-checking’ a fictional story claiming that the founder of ‘Atheist Republic’ Armin Navabi raped the dead body of his mother. This vulgar piece, along with the others mentioned, was tweeted by BJP Delhi leader Kapil Mishra.
The website Kreately.in came into existence in May 2020. Its Alexa Rank in India in less than a year is about 10,000. One of the main people behind its growing popularity is BJP leader Kapil Mishra who regularly promotes the platform….