The Wire is a known propaganda mouthpiece of the left-marxist-maoist-islamic brigade in India. The Wire was founded in 2015 by three journalists Siddarth Varadarajan, MK Venu and Sidharth Bhatia and is published by the Foundation for Independent Journalism (FIJ) a not-for-profit company.
A quick google search brings up information on who funds this new portal. The three founders initially contributed Rs.2 lakh each. Later FJI applied for a grant from the Independent and Public Spirited Media Foundation (IPSMF), Bengaluru. They received Rs.1.95 crore. A second tranch of Rs.1.75 was received in 2017. The Wire’s science section is fully funded by Rohan Murthy who made two contributions: one in 2015 of Rs.50 lakh and another Rs. 50 lakh in 2017.
In October 2022, Meta has accused The Wire of fraud for fabricating emails, url’s and screenshots to support their fabricated news that BJP’s Amit Malviya has sweeping powers to pull down any story from Instagram. Amit Malviya in turn has filed criminal and civil proceedings agains the Wire as well as will be pursuing defamation case against The Wire. Wikipedia too has covered up The Wire’s wrongdoings. World’s human rights groups, press freedom, democracy indices has used The Wire’s fabricated and fake reports to malign India. Even the British Hinduphobic news magazine, The Economist, in their article “A prominent Indian independent news site destroys its own credibility” says “The Wire’s own-goal hols lessons for opposition forces everywhere. If the article is behind a pay wall read it here.
This news portal has been involved in whitewashing crimes of Islamic and Christian communities while twisting and give a spin to show Hindus as aggressors. A look at their tweets show how skewed has their reporting been. Take the case of Ram mandir issue in Ayodhya. While Ram mandir was mentioned in only 27 tweets since 2017, Babri masjid was mentioned 182 times since 2015.
The Wire has also constantly downplayed terrorism from Pakistan, calls terrorists as “militants”, often post only one side of a story especially if the aggressor is from Muslim community, tried to whitewash the role of Tablighi Jamaat in spreading Coronoa Virus, peddled Hindutva as a terror ideology, drew false equivalence between ‘jai Shri Ram’ and ‘Allah oh Akbar’, lied about Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), fear-mongered that Muslims are being massacred by Hindutva forces. The Wire was called out numerous times by Delhi police for fake news.
The Wire also alleged that the students of Jamia Milia Islamia who were pelting stones at Delhi Police during anti Citizenship Amendment Act protests were carrying ‘wallets‘ not stones. This was after they ‘fact-checked’ the news. Delhi Police release CCTV videos of the incident that proves The Wire was caught red-handed shielding rioters because they belonged to Muslim community.
One of their columnist Sharjeel Imam, called for breaking up India by occupying the Siliguri corridor that will cut-off North-east India from rest of the country. Sharjeel Imam is also the mastermind of the Shaheen bahg protest that resulted in Delhi riots. In another incident related to Delhi riots, The Wire completely ignored how one school in Mustfabad – Rajdhani School was used a base to launch attacks on Hindu community.
The Wire has also collaborated with an anti-Hindu, anti-India organisation called Azaad India Collective (AIC). AIC was one of the organisations along with SAHI that promoted Holi against Hindutva in US campuses. Azaad India Collective was founded by Zainab Firdausi and Sparsh Agarwal both from Ashoka University. Both have participated in numerous anti-CAA protests. The Wire stooped low to please Islamic radicals in India when they published a piece on how Muslims have more claim on India as they are buried as against Hindus who are cremated. According to the newspaper Hindus cremated ashes are immersed in Indian rivers are ultimately washed out into the sea, where as a Muslim who is buried in India remains in India. Hence, Muslims have more right in India than Hindus
Some of their social media posts.