ISRO has not developed `Radio Garden', viral claims are false

A social media post has gone viral claiming that ISRO has developed a web portal "Radio Garden". Users said people can access live radio stations from around the world and listen to any frequency for free.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  25 July 2022 9:54 AM GMT
ISRO has not developed `Radio Garden, viral claims are false

Hyderabad: A social media post has gone viral claiming that ISRO has developed a web portal "Radio Garden". Users said people can access live radio stations from around the world and listen to any frequency for free.

The post reads: "अप्रतिम…आमचा इस्रो खाली दिलेल्या लिंकवर क्लिक करा…..मग तुम्हाला हिरवे ठिपके दिसतील…ते जगभरातील FM रेडिओ स्टेशन आहेत…जेव्हा तुम्ही कोणत्याही हिरव्यावर क्लिक कराल. dot तुम्ही संबंधित भागातील एफएम रेडिओ ऐकू शकता आणि आनंद घेऊ शकता.. आश्चर्याची गोष्ट म्हणजे अशा प्रकारे ऐकण्यासाठी कोणत्याही इअरफोनची गरज नाही…. फक्त अप्रतिम… अभिमान आहे आमच्या ISRO." (English translation: "Awesome…Our ISRO, click the link below…Then you will see the green spots…These are FM radio stations around the world.. When you click on any green dot you can listen and enjoy the FM radio in the relevant area. Surprisingly, no earphones are needed to listen to this way… Simply amazing… Proud of our ISRO. "Thank you ISRO*")

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Fact check:

The claim is misleading.

NewsMeter checked Radio Garden's website, which states that it is based in Amsterdam. "Radio Garden invites you to tune into thousands of live radio stations from around the world," according to the description.

Radio connects people and places by bringing distant voices closer together. Radio signals have crossed borders since their inception. Radio producers and listeners have imagined both connecting with distant cultures and reconnecting with people from 'home' thousands of miles away."

https://www.theledger.com/story/business/columns/2022/05/21/radio-garden-web-app-takes-you-around-world-radio-waves/9854790002/

"The project began in 2016 when it was commissioned by the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision," according to The Ledger.

"It was supposed to be temporary and only available on the internet. But by 2018, it was available as an app, and by 2019, the founders had spun it off into its own company."

https://www.theledger.com/story/business/columns/2022/05/21/radio-garden-web-app-takes-you-around-world-radio-waves/9854790002/

PIB Fact Check also tweeted about the viral claim. "A message claiming that @isro has developed a radio portal called "Radio Garden" that allows people to listen to stations from all over the world is circulating on social media," the tweet reads. #PIBFactCheck This assertion is #FAKE. #ISRO has not created such a radio portal."

https://twitter.com/isro?t=qoM7k6GLjgxYodPhZBFkxQ&s=09

Hence, the claim is misleading.

Claim Review:ISRO has developed `Radio Garden’
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:Misleading
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