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: 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...

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 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 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 ...

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 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 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 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 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...

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 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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