A mainstream media news channel “24 News HD” claimed that PTI’s member Hammad Azhar parted his way with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and joined Pakistan People’s Party (PPP).

Debunked Source:

Fact Check:

Inorder to verify the claim we checked official twitter handle of Hammad Azhar @Hammad_Azhar on Twitter.

We found that Hammad Azhar had refuted the claim and termed it as click bait.



False Context/Misleading


Our research confirmed that a false claim was made by 24 News for click baiting & to gain fake engagements .

ABCDE Framework-Based Analysis 

Actor24 News HD (Mainstream Media)
Behavior24 News claiming PTI’s Key leader Hammad Azhar joined Pakistan Peoples Party
ContentNews Headline
DegreeThe targeted audience of the post was general public/ PTI supporters. The disinformation was spread on Twitter and Facebook mainly.
EffectThe headline was shared to gain fake engagements & click baiting to increase site traffic.