Aam Aadmi Party Shares Images Of Erasmus Bridge From Rotterdam As Signature Bridge In Delhi

By: Soumadip Dey Claim: The official Twitter handle of the Aam Aadmi Party released a set of pictures claiming that it was of the recently opened Signature Bridge. However, other social media users were quick to point out that the pictured bridge...

Another Death Hoax, Old Images Of Comedian MS Narayana Resurface On Social Media

By: Soumadip Dey Claim: A series of posts on social media claimed that the famous south Indian actor, MS Narayana, best known for his comic roles, has passed away. Source: Facebook, Twitter. What Happened: A series of posts have been...

Another Death Hoax, Old Images Of Comedian MS Narayana Resurface On Social Media

By: Soumadip Dey Claim: A series of posts on social media claimed that the famous south Indian actor, MS Narayana, best known for his comic roles, has passed away. Source: Facebook, Twitter. What Happened: A series of posts have been...

Fact Check: No Corruption And Terror Attacks Under Five Years Of NDA Rule?

By: Soumadip Dey During the recent BJP National Council meet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi claimed that there have been no accusations of corruption against the ruling NDA government. The Defence Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, also stated...

Fact Check: Smriti Irani’s Comment On Women Entering Temple With ‘Blood Soaked Sanitary Napkins’

By: Soumyadip Dey Claim: Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani’s comment on menstruating women entering temples has recently received a lot of criticism. She said: “I am nobody to speak on the Supreme Court verdict because I am a current serving Cab...

Fact Check: Was Nicolás Maduro’s ‘Blue Tick’ On Facebook And Instagram Really Removed?

By: Soumadip Dey Claim: According to stories circulated on social media and news portals, the coveted blue tick beside a social media profile, which proves that the account is genuine, was removed from the Venezuelan politician Nicolás Maduro’s Fa...

Fake Images And Narrative Used To Spread Disinformation About BJP Leader Transporting Beef In Gujarat

By: Soumadip Dey Claim: A video has been widely shared on social media, with the claim that a BJP leader was caught transporting beef in Gujarat. The video is made of a few images strung together with a connecting voiceover, which claims that the...

Fake Shein Offer For Selecting Brand Ambassador Viral On Instagram

By: Soumadip Dey Claim: A screenshot claiming that the well known clothing brand, Shein, is recruiting for the position of Junior Brand Ambassador has been widely circulated on social media, particularly on Instagram. Source: Instagram. What...

False BBC Opinion Poll Circulated On WhatsApp Claiming Victory For BJP In Rajasthan

By: Soumadip Dey Claim: A message has been circulated on WhatsApp that claims the BBC has carried out an opinion poll which predicts that the BJP will win the upcoming elections in Rajasthan. Source: WhatsApp, Facebook. What Happened: A...

False Image Shared On Social Media Claiming Rahul Gandhi Offered Namaz At His Grandmother’s Funeral

By: Soumadip Dey Claim: A picture has been shared on social media with the claim that Rahul Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi offered Namaz at Indira Gandhi’s funeral. Sources: Facebook and Twitter. What Happened: A post has been doing the rounds o...

False Images Circulated On Social Media Claim Indian Army Tortures Woman In Kashmir

By: Soumadip Dey Claim: A series of pictures of a bruised woman has been shared on social media with the claim that she is from Kashmir, and her injuries were inflicted by the Indian army. Source: Facebook and Twitter. What Happened: A set...

False Images Of Execution Resurface On Social Media

By: Soumadip Dey Claim: A picture of a man about to be executed in public has resurfaced on social media. The picture is being shared with the claim that the man is being executed in Saudi Arabia for committing rape, and that India should take a page...

False Video Of Pakistani Flag Waving At Congress Rally Shared On Social Media Platforms

Claim: A video from a Congress rally has been shared on social media with the claim that the Pakistani Flag was waved during the event. Source: WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter What Happened: A video from a Congress rally has started circulating...

How fake news branded News Laundry’s Madhu Trehan as a leftist for her non-existent comments on Baahubali

Rumour News Laundry's Madhu Trehan has an issue with Baahubali film not having any Muslim characters. Source YesIAmSaffron, who is followed by PM Modi, and is spreading the rumour about Madhu Trehan. We had recently exposed how this same Twitter...

Misleading Images Used To Create Social Awareness About Rape Victim

By: Soumadip Dey Claim: A picture of a woman being led by a female police officer has been shared on social media, with the claim that the woman has been arrested for killing two people who tried to rape her. The image is being shared as a screenshot,...

Misleading Picture Of Arnold Schwarzenegger Goes Viral On Social Media

By: Soumadip Dey Claim: A picture of Arnold Schwarzenegger sleeping in the open in front of his own statue has been shared on social media, with the claim that the actor turned politician was forced to sleep in the rough after a hotel he inaugurated...

Misleading Picture Of Nigerian Soldiers Allegedly Killed By Boko Haram Goes On Social Media

By: Pradarshi Paul Claim : An image of killed soldiers went viral on social media recently, with the claim that they were slain by Boko Haram. Source: Twitter. What Happened: An image of shot Nigerian soldiers has been widely shared on ...

Misleading Video Of Rahul Gandhi Goes Viral On Social Media Claiming He Converted To Islam

By: Pradarshi Paul Claim: A video of Rahul Gandhi has gone viral on social media claiming he has converted to Islam. Source: Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. What Happened: A video clip of Congress President Rahul Gandhi is being widely ...

Misleading Video Shared On Social Media Claiming Priyanka Gandhi Is Intoxicated

By: Soumadip Dey Claim: A video has been shared on social media with the claim that it shows Priyanka Gandhi in a state of inebriation. Source: Facebook and Twitter. What Happened: A video has been circulated on Facebook with the claim that...

New Viral WhatsApp Forward On Bogus Treatment For Dengue Fever

Claim: A forward has been circulated on WhatsApp, claiming that a simple treatment involving an anointing of oil is all that is needed to prevent dengue fever.   Source: WhatsApp, Facebook.   What Happened: A message is making...

New Viral WhatsApp Forward On Bogus Treatment For Dengue Fever

Claim: A forward has been circulated on WhatsApp, claiming that a simple treatment involving an anointing of oil is all that is needed to prevent dengue fever. Source: WhatsApp, Facebook. What Happened: A message is making the rounds on Facebook...

No, These Pictures Are Not Of Confiscated Guitars From Brazil Street Musicians

By: Pradarshi Paul Claim: A set of pictures showing a 'graveyard' of guitars confiscated from street musicians in Brazil is being widely circulated on social media. Source: Facebook, Twitter. What Happened: A set of pictures of large number ...

Old And Misleading Video Resurfaces On Social Media With New Narrative About Hindus Being Mistreated In Pakistan

By: Pradarshi  Paul Claim: A video has been making the rounds on Facebook with the allegation that Hindus are being mistreated in Pakistan. Source: Facebook, YouTube. What Happened: A video has been widely circulated on Facebook with ...

Old Images Of Cow And Leopard Recirculated With False Narrative

By: Soumadip Dey Claim: Pictures of a cow and a leopard sitting together have been shared on social media with a claim that the images were clicked recently by a person named Dr. Gaikwad near Sangamner. Source: WhatsApp and Facebook. What...

Old Newspaper Clippings Shared On Social Media As Recent Development

By: Soumadip Dey Claim: A newspaper cutting has been shared on social media claiming that Rahul Gandhi has renounced Hinduism after Congress won the recent state elections. Source : Facebook. What Happened: A newspaper cutting from the Hindi...

Old Photoshopped Images Of Rahul Gandhi Checking Racy Pictures On Phone Resurface On Social Media

By: Soumadi Dey Claim: A picture of Indian National Congress President Rahul Gandhi seemingly looking at semi-pornographic pictures of women on his mobile phone has been shared on social media. Source : Facebook. What Happened: A picture...

Old Picture Of Devotees Taking A Dip In Yamuna River Resurfaces On Social Media Warning Of Impending Apocalypse

By: Soumadip Dey Claim: A picture of devotees bathing in Yamuna river while river is covered in froth has been shared by multiple people on social media claiming that the picture is recent and the condition of the river heralds an imminent apocalypse....

Old Picture Of Tigress Resurfaces On Facebook With The Claim That It Is Of A Controversially Killed One

By: Pradarshi Paul Claim: An image of a tigress recently went viral on Facebook, with the claim that it is ‘Avni’, a maneater tigress who was killed recently. Source: Facebook, Online portals. What Happened:  An image of a tigress has ...

Old Pictures Circulate On Social Media With The Claim They Are Men Recently Arrested By NIA

By: Soumadip Dey Claim: A set of pictures have been circulated on social media with the claim that they are of the people who were recently arrested during raids conducted by the NIA, which apprehended an IS inspired module in Northern India. Source:...

Old Pictures Of Kargil War Vet Resurfaces On Social Media Calling For Aid

By: Soumadip Dey Claim: A set of pictures have resurfaced on social media claiming that an Army vet is languishing in Delhi without any aid, and has been reduced to cleaning utensils in a juice shop. Source: Facebook.   What Happened:...

Old Video Of Shiv Sena Members Assaulting Muslims Resurfaces On Social Media With A Misleading Claim

Claim: A video has gone viral on social media that claims that Hindus took out swords at a market place because Muslims were seen waving Islamic flags. Source: YouTube, Facebook. What Happened: A video of clash between Hindu and Muslims has...

Old Video Resurfaces On Social Media With False Narrative Claiming Soldier Was Killed By A Mob In Kashmir

By: Soumadip Dey Claim: A video of a mob violently assaulting a soldier has resurfaced on social media with the claim that another soldier has been killed in Kashmir. Source: Facebook and WhatsApp. What Happened: A video of a soldier being...

Photoshopped Image Of Soldier Shared As Brave Indian Army Man

By: Soumadip Dey Claim: A picture of a soldier on lookout duty with a frozen gun has been shared on social media with the claim that it is an Indian soldier. Source: Facebook. What Happened : A picture of a soldier with a frozen gun...

Photoshopped Picture Of Sardar Patel Statue Goes Viral On Social Media

By: Pradarshi Paul Claim: An image of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s statue has been widely circulated on social media that claims to show the disparity between the poor and the elite inherent in Indian society. Source: Twitter, Facebook. What Ha...

Picture Of Child Molester From Bangladesh Shared On Social Media As Muslim Congress Leader From Assam

By: Soumadip Dey Claim: Pictures of a Muslim man and hand grenades have been shared on social media as a Muslim Congress leader from Assam who has been arrested for plotting to kill Hindus . Source : Facebook and Twitter.   What...

Pictures Of Islamic Flag Shared On Social Media Claiming Mini-Pakistan Formed In West Bengal

By: Pradarshi Paul Claim: A set of pictures showing streets covered in green flags has been shared on social media with the claim that West Bengal is turning into a ‘Mini-Pakistan’. Source: Facebook. What Happened: A set of pictures have...

Rumours Of Infant Being Burnt To Death In Kashmir Hospital, Circulates On Social Media

By: Soumadip Dey Claim: A story has been doing the rounds on social media claiming that an infant was burnt to death due to negligence at Srinagar’s G.B Pant hospital. What Happened: A news story is being shared on social media that a girl c...

Satirical Post About Sinéad O’Connor Converting To Hinduism Shared On Social Media As Real News

By: Soumadip Dey Claim: A screenshot of an article shared widely on social media claims that the well-known Irish singer Sinéad O’Connor, who recently converted to Islam, has now converted to Hinduism because she discovered that Muslims don’t drin...

The Rise of Fact Checking in Journalism

By: Samir Krishnamurti We are living in an age of overload. We have too much information coming at us from all quarters, and today’s social-media driven fast news cycles certainly doesn’t help matters much, let alone allow us to get a full picture of w...

The Rise of Fact Checking in Journalism

By: Ravie Lakshmanan We are living in an age of overload. We have too much information coming at us from all quarters, and today’s social-media driven fast news cycles certainly doesn’t help matters much, let alone allow us to get a full picture of w...

Trimmed Video Of Kanhaiya Kumar Goes Viral On Social Media

By: Pradarshi Paul Claim: A short clip of Kanhaiya Kumar is doing the rounds on social media that claims he converted to Islam because it preaches equality when compared to other religions. Source: Twitter, Facebook. What Happened: ...

Video From Arunachal Pradesh Of Army Personnel Threatening Police Officer Shared On Facebook As Incident In Kashmir

By: Soumadip Dey Claim: A video of an army personnel threatening a police officer has been shared on Facebook with the claim that the incident took place in Kashmir. The posts state that such behavior by this army officer deserves to be sent to a...

Video From Congress Protest In Maharashtra Shared With Misleading Description

By: Pradarshi Paul Claim: A video of protests from Maharashtra has been shared on social media with the claim that the protesters were attacked by a mob for chanting ‘Chowkidar chor hai’ . Sources: Facebook and WhatsApp. What Happened: A v...

Video From Film Shooting Shared As True Incident Of Soldiers Fighting At Border

By: Soumadip Dey Claim: A video of wounded soldiers has been circulated on social media, with the claim that the incident is real and tries to highlight the sacrifices made by the soldiers. Source: Facebook. What Happened: A video has received...

Video Of Congress Committee President Kamal Nath With False Claims Goes Viral On Social Media Shared By BJP Spokesperson Sambit Patra

By: Pradarshi Paul Claim: A video of Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee president Kamal Nath has been shared by BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra on social media that claims Kamal Nath had promised Muslims clerics that the Congress will ' deal with ...
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