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When the Media lies, it takes away the people’s right to know. The only way to reclaim that right is to catch them in the act.

Samajwadi Party friendly ‘journalist’ associated with The Wire caught spreading lies about Yogi Adityanath, deletes tweet after getting called out

Rohini Singh, who is notoriously known for her propaganda, along with her colleague Prashant Kanojia, has yet again posted fake news to target the UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

Fact check: Was Sadhvi Pragya first arrested by BJP govt in a terror case and not Congress as claimed by The Wire?

Leftist Propaganda outlet The Wire has published an article where it was claimed that Sadhvi Pragya was first arrested in a terror case by a BJP government and not Congress.
Men whose feet Modi washed say media is twisting their words, say they support PM Modi

Exclusive: Men in video shared by Rahul Gandhi claim that their statements were twisted, say they support PM Modi

Rahul Gandhi, the Congress president tweeted an excerpt of The Wire video saying that the event of PM Modi washing the sanitation workers' feet was a 'made for media' event

Newslaundry columnist demands that BJP be banned from 2019 elections based on a debunked lie

Jas Oberoi, a columnist with Newslaundry tweeted that Uttar Pradesh police was openly distributing food packets with NaMo and BJP written on them in Noida

Times of India spreads fake news, says Meerut student Umam Khanam was “harassed” for “not wearing a BJP cap”

Times of India journalist Piyush Rai has resorted to false propaganda to target the BJP by reporting that the 22-year old Meerut Law College student, Umam Khanam, was suspended after she refused to wear a BJP cap.

A Muslim fanatic with hate in heart: How batchmates describe the girl who claimed harassment over religious identity

Umam Khanam, who eulogises JNU freelance protestor Shehla Rasheed and fake news propagator Arfa Khanum Sherwani, in a series of tweets had also claimed 'victimhood' stating that certain students under the influence of alcohol had harassed her.

Indian Express, Times Now try to defend Kamal Nath, lie that BJP knew about the amount in IT raid in advance

Did BJP's Kailash Vijayvargiya know about the amount in IT raids before the official disclosure made by CBDT?

Dainik Jagran uses misleading picture to ‘fact-check’ Rahul Gandhi’s post-Pulwama dance video, creates confusion

Dainik Jagran's Vishvas News, which spread the misleading information, is part of Facebook's independent 'fact-checker' roster.

‘Journalist’ Rajdeep Sardesai shamelessly twists PM Modi’s comment on Congress’ ‘Hindu terror’ bogey

Rajdeep Sardesai, the "journalist" who had once said that the Parliament attack back in 2000 actually "excited him" took to Twitter to shamelessly twist PM Narendra Modi's statement.

The Print article by Shekhar Gupta on air battle after Balakot airstrikes peddles faulty analysis, half truths and whole lies

In most cases, commentators have tried to be factual and present as accurate an account of the aerial battle as possible. A noted exception has been an article carried in The Print and written no less by Shekhar Gupta.

How Caravan and Congress’ attempts to create ‘bribegate’ before 2019 election fell flat

The 'bribegate' that Congress and The Caravan tried to cried falls flat on its face on several counts. 

After cropping Rafale documents, The Hindu reports half-truths to cover up Nehru’s UNSC seat blunder

The Hindu, after getting caught for deliberately cropping off an internal note of the Ministry of Defense to do a hit job against the Narendra Modi government, the media organisation has yet again resorted to peddling half-truths

Huffington Post claims government’s e-governance data is fake only because it shows achievement of Modi govt

Huffpost does not like that govt has done well in e-governance, so they complain about things included in it.

Fact check: Various media outlets lie about the 2002 Godhra carnage scene being recreated for a film

A crew member of the film confirmed to OpIndia that no train coach was set on fire to recreate the Godhra carnage scene.
The Wire and Congress journalist spread fake image of Republic TV deriding Indian Army, Arnab Goswami slams 'ISI propagandists"

The Wire journalist and Congress leader spread fake Republic TV image deriding Army, Arnab says ‘Pak propagandists in India helping ISI’

Other than Congress leader, the photoshopped image was shared by numerous other people, it was retweeted by propagandist Rohini Singh of The Wire and was also picked up Pakistani media

Fact Check: Did Navjot Singh Sidhu say that Indian Army is scared as reported by a Pakistani news channel

Pakistani TV channel say Sidhu said army is scared, but there is no evidence of the same

Fact Check: Did India lie about shooting down Pakistani F-16 fighter jet?

Asia Times claims there is proof of India shooting down Pakistani F-16 jet, based on a social media rumour and claims made by Pakistan

The New York Times peddles anti-India narrative with half-truths and whole lies

In an article titled, "After India Loses Dogfight to Pakistan, Questions Arise About Its ‘Vintage’ Military", the writer Maria Abi-Habib has carefully omitted some facts and indulged in pushing a false narrative that projects Indian Armed Forces in a poor light.

Portal run by former SFI worker publishes fake news about Air Marshal C Hari Kumar, DailyHunt spreads it to millions

The website which was amongst the first to spread the fake news is run by a former SFI district secretary.

Scam accused bureaucrat threatens Kapil Mishra in personal capacity on official letterhead, gets suspended

He was earlier hand-picked by Aam Aadmi Party government for Delhi Dialogue Commission, but he soon turned against AAP.

Media spreads lie the Mirage 2000 jets used in India’s air strike on terror camps in Pakistan are made by HAL

Several media houses falsely claim that the MIrage 2000 jets used in air strike on terror camps in Pakistan are made by HAL.

Gujarat Samachar creates panic by spreading lies about Unregulated Deposit Schemes Ordinance

Claims by section of media that Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Ordinance will harm regular businesses is wrong and baseless, govt has clarified
fake news

CNN News 18 spreads half truth about Indigo not allowing Kashmiri family to board flight on ‘flimsy pretext’

CNN News 18 reported this morning that a Kashmiri family was not allowed to board a flight by Indigo Airlines on 'flimsy pretext' of their surname not being mentioned.

After India’s diplomatic win, Pakistan media changes the UNSC statement to suit its false narrative on Pulwama attack

After the UNSC issued a strong statement against the Pulwama terrorist attack and named JeM, thereby registering a major diplomatic win for India, media in Pakistan has resorted to obfuscation and twisting the statement to suit their fundamentalist narratives

Fact check: Did Modi govt hold telecom companies responsible for abusive messages to journalists, as alleged by Scroll?

The government has not held the telecom companies responsible for offensive messages, only they are asked to take action against senders of such messages

IndiaSpend peddles fake narrative on ‘beef export’ that is busted by data quoted in its own reports

IndiaSpend, an organization that runs factcheckers.in, is known to publish cooked up data and indulge in selective nitpicking to paint a picture where Hindus are always aggressors and Muslims are always victims, especially, in cases related to cow protection

Liberalism is a mental disorder: M.K Venu proves it in his latest article about Pulwama attack for The Wire

Leftist propaganda outlet recently published an article about Pulwama attack by 'Eminent Intellectual' M.K. Venu which defies common sense and basic knowledge.
NDTV's misleading headline

NDTV does what it does best: First spreads falsehood over Vande Bharat Express, now twists PM Modi’s statement

Congress President Rahul Gandhi had used the event of technical slag of Train-18 to target the NDA government and had mocked the Prime Minister Narendra Modi over reports of India’s fastest train, Vande Bharat Express suffering a breakdown.

Human Rights Watch publishes report on ‘violent cow protection’ based on faulty data, NYTimes peddles it further

IndiaSpend's factchecker.in is best known to have a faulty, flawed and biased database which is often used to peddle agenda and fake narrative, especially, on cow protection in India

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