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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.

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.
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.

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