Media Fact-Check

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.

Gurugram incident turning out to be not what was claimed on MSM and social media

Times of India whitewashes Aligarh murder, downplays brutality, blames social media for ‘communal spin’

Since AltNews' attempts to whitewash the crimes and downplay the brutality has failed, elements in mainstream media has taken it upon themselves to push the narrative.

AltNews exposes itself, accuses police officer of lying but won’t pull down ‘fact-check’ based on his quotes

Self-proclaimed fact-check website, AltNews had recently tried to dilute the charges of brutality heaped on the 3-year-old victim in Aligarh.

How media glossed over the fact that dancers were asked to strip at an Eid celebration and not just any ‘cultural event’

The reportage surrounding this horrific incident in Assam has been nothing short of shameful, to say the least.
AltNews founder misleads people about BJP's 2014 promise about 'sending guilty MPs and MLAs to jail within a year'

Here is how AltNews fabricated a police quote to downplay the brutality heaped on the Aligarh child victim

OpIndia asked SSP Kulhary whether he gave any statement to AltNews where he denied that the victim's eyes were not gouged out and her arm was not amputated. SSP Kulhary categorically denied having given the statement

Fact check: Bhojpuri song didn’t rock the streets of London during the Cricket World Cup

Contrary to the Indian Express report, the dance was part of an event called "Carnival of Cultures" which was held in Berlin from 7-10 June 2019 to celebrate the cultural diversity.

Abhisar Sharma lies and blames Zee News of ‘creating alibi’ to save ‘guilty’ Vishal Jangotra when the court has already acquitted him

In a video published on YouTube on the 10th of June, propagandist Abishar Sharma accused Zee News of trying to save Jangotra by creating a false alibi for him.
The Print announces quantum of sentence for the Kathua murder even before the court does

Shekhar Gupta’s The Print pronounces punishment for the convicted in Kathua case even before the court does

In one of its reports, the Print, which has a habit of distorting facts, proclaimed the judgement even before the honourable court did. The court is scheduled to deliver the sentence this afternoon at 2 PM.

How AltNews tried to whitewash crimes of Zahid and Aslam who killed a 3-year-old in Aligarh

AltNews even claimed OpIndia's previous report which mentioned amputation of the child's body was 'fake'

Delhi Police rubbishes media reports claiming a car hit 17 people offering Namaz on Eid

Media reports of 17 people being injured in the incident have been categorically denied by the Delhi police.
Media and certain social media posts had made false claims about the Surat fire tragedy victim's father declining the compensation offered by Gujarat government

Surat fire tragedy: Claims of victim’s father rejecting compensation are fake news

The viral Facebook post was lapped up by many social media users and even mainstream media reports had peddled the claim. But the claims turned out to be fake.

Media spreads fake news: Hawker arrested for being a repeat offender, not for mocking politicians ‘especially PM Modi’

Awadhesh Dubey was arrested by RPF Surat on the charges of illegal hawking, but could get bail on Monday.

India Today’s Lallantop ‘fact checks’ a 9 month-old satirical article, calls it ‘authentic’ report

The satirical article shared by the Fauxy was a humorous dig at the Blogger boom

Propaganda website NewsClick alleges discrepancies in election results based on fake data

NewsClick alleges phantom voting in election results, but their numbers don't match with official numbers

Of Nationalism and Hindu history: When fiction writer Romila Thapar writes for racist NYT, the result is bound to be poppycock

In an article for the 'failing' New York Times (as POTUS Trump calls it), Romila Thapar, academia and approved fake news peddler, spreads rather dubious canards about Hindu Nationalism and Hindu history

Of Radars and Morons: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was right, deal with it

PM Narendra Modi's statement when he said that he suggested going ahead with the Balakot strike on the original date, despite the cloudy weather, because the clouds would permit our aircraft to escape safely, is not wrong
AltNews founder misleads people about BJP's 2014 promise about 'sending guilty MPs and MLAs to jail within a year'

AltNews founder misleads people about PM Modi’s 2014 poll promise of ‘sending guilty MPs and MLAs to jail within a year’

Pratik Sinha, the founder of AltNews insinuated that the Modi government had not fulfilled its 2014 poll promise of fast-tracking criminal cases against MPs and MLAs
Fact Check: Here are 4 lies being spread about Modi govt's reservation bill

People arrange chairs at PM’s meeting venue, Economic Times journalist claims that an ‘agitated crowd threw chairs’

Madhuparna Das, a journalist with Economic Times, shared a video on Twitter where she claimed people were throwing chairs at the venue of the Prime Minister's address in Purulia, West Bengal after getting agitated

Did India Today modify 1988 report on Rajiv Gandhi using INS Virat as ‘personal taxi’ after PM Modi raised the issue?

India Today updated the 1988 archive article on Rajiv Gandhi and family using INS Virat for a family holiday

Times of India publishes old photograph as image of cyclone Fani hit Bhubaneshwar Airport

The image of Cyclone Hudhud hit Visakhapatnam airport used as photo of Cyclone Fani hit Bhubaneshwar airport by Times of India

Journalist invents new arithmetic to defend Rahul, asks others to get calculators while needing one herself

Author Sujata Anandan, in her desperation to defend the lies of Rahul Gandhi on the NYAY yojana, made a fool of herself

India Today interview: Rahul Gandhi says he wants to destroy Modi’s image, interviewer repeats a lie about Modi

With Rahul Gandhi's admission that he wanted to "rip PM Modi's incorruptible image", the strategy behind his Rafale lies are clear.

‘Journalist’ lies to draw false equivalence between convicted Indian Mujahideen terrorist Yasin Bhatkal and Sadhvi Pragya

Rana Ayyub attempted to equate convicted Islamic terrorist Yasin Bhatkal and Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, who is incidentally still an accused and was given a clean chit by NIA in a case and was a victim of severe brutality

‘Journalists’ fail to understand the difference between ‘MLA’ and ‘MP’, twist PM Modi’s statement to spread lies

PM Modi during his election rally speech in Serampore, West Bengal had dropped a bombshell, warning Mamata Banerjee that 40 MLAs belonging to Trinamool Congress (TMC) were in touch with him.
Image Source: Hindustan Times

‘Historian’ Ram Guha gets it wrong, attempts to carry out ‘surgical strike’ on our intellect

Guha seems to have graduated from distorting history to creating facts

Tripura CM Biplab Deb’s wife denies reports that she has accused her husband of domestic violence, calls them highly paid dirty rumours

Biplab Deb's wife Niti Deb says that dirty rumours are being spread to gain political advantage against influential people

Fact-Check: Does RSS really want the BJP to remove Sadhvi Pragya as its candidate from Bhopal?

A day after RSS had clarified that the letter purportedly written by an RSS leader is fake, a website publishes the same
The Quint lies, twists and tortures CVoter data to make it say that the Modi wave is over. Here is what the data actually says

The Quint lies, twists and tortures CVoter data to make it say that the Modi wave is over. Here is what the data actually says

Leftist portal The Quint published an article headlined "Modi wave over? Why pollsters are scaling down projections for BJP" based on CVoter data, where the data itself was twisted, selectively quoted and misrepresented

The Print publishes a bogus and statistically inaccurate ‘research’ to claim retweeting PM Modi increases chances to get LS ticket

Titled “Retweeting Modi increases BJP MPs’ chances of getting a Lok Sabha ticket: Study,” The Print article was written by Barbara De Alfaro, a student of political science at UC Berkeley

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.

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