While a number of hoax images make their way to the social media year after year, or perchance the same image every year, there is nothing that stops people from going mad over a NASA picture of India in Diwali proven to be false. Only as people keep believing almost anything they pick up on the social media with a celebrity’s name attached to it, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg wished Diwali with a rare photo.
The video which was taken in Goa a few years back, shows Mark with wife Priscilla at a friend’s nuptials. The founding father of the social media giant mentioned that he missed being in India for Diwali, which arrives as another of Zuckerberg’s statements expressing his appreciation for the land.
As Facebook recorded 45 million unique people having 198 million interactions about Diwali in the last five days, India was followed by Guyana and Nepal in the list of states with the highest number of posts about the festival of lights.
A fake picture claimed to be India on Diwali as pictured by NASA, has been doing the rounds on social media for past few years.
And this is the image of India that captures the real spirit of Diwali in India, as it indicates the number of people interacting and sharing joy on Diwali via Facebook. Higher the number of people talking about Diwali in a place, brighter the light that shines over it.
Everyone took to Facebook and reached out to the nation on the auspicious day, Zuckerberg said, “It’s the start of Diwali, the Festival of Lights when people light candles and fireworks to signify the victory of good over evil.”