In their quest for news of the kind they want to show, NDTV put this request up on their official Twitter handle:
Stuck in ATM lines? Trouble getting new notes? WhatsApp us a short video at 9650596633, we’ll put it on air.
— NDTV (@ndtv) November 11, 2016
It was a simple one; almost every media house usually asks the people to send them such stuff. But perhaps the channel did not expect that this otherwise innocuous request would earn them more of brickbats they usually get on social media.
The trolls started big time. There were hilarious ones such as these:
— The-Lying-Lama (@KyaUkhaadLega) November 11, 2016
— Maithun (@Being_Humor) November 11, 2016
— Finger of India (@IndiaFinger) November 11, 2016
— Smoking Skills (@SmokingSkills_) November 11, 2016
. @ndtv सर पंचर वाला 500 का मना कर रहा हैं, और बोल रहा छुट्टे दे वरना हवा वापस निकाल दूंगा. प्लीज हेल्प मेरी शादी है आज।
— Juicy LaLiya (@Lala_The_Don) November 11, 2016
@ndtv Will you arrange for funds..If not buzz off…
— Vinu (@vinodm_85) November 11, 2016
— Babu Bhaiya (@Shahrcasm) November 11, 2016
@ndtv पाकिस्तान में लोग सबसे ज्यादा दुखी हैं ,मतलब उनका वीडियो भेजना है ?
— pramila (@pramila2710) November 11, 2016
But some were serious and commented on the needless attempt of the channel at creating panic:
@ndtv It could have commendable job if you can publish the list working ATM’s across city. Don’t create panic
— venugopal (@venuvakeel) November 11, 2016
— Divya Saxena Rastogi (@Divsbabs) November 11, 2016
— गीतिका (@ggiittiikkaa) November 11, 2016
@ndtv I had a good experience , shall I share?
— Barkha Trehan (@trehan_barkha) November 11, 2016
Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga asked NDTV to play this tape:
— Tajinder Pal S Bagga (@TajinderBagga) November 11, 2016
Someone alleged that an NDTV reporter tried to put words into her mouth:
— #GauravPradhan (@DrGPradhan) November 11, 2016
To sum it up, this is how social media responded to the request.