Friday, January 22, 2021

Media Fact-Check

Rabindranath Tagore or Rabindranath Thakur? Here is the truth

Zee News anchor Aman Chopra slammed TMC leader Anirban Banerjee for using the name Rabindranath Thakur instead of Tagore

How Times of India and The Hindu turned ‘Haroon’, who posed as a priest, to a ‘Tantrik’ to secularise the crime

The Times of India, in its attempt to 'secularise' the crime, passed off the accused as a 'Tantrik', when it was, in fact, a man named Harun

Fact-Check: Is WhatsApp suspending support for older iPhones after Christmas

WhatsApp will continue to work on iOS 9 contrary to the reports some news agencies have published

UP Govt refutes media reports that fake spices were made out of donkey dung in Hathras

Various media reports suggested that donkey dung was used mixed into the adulterated spices at a factory in Hathras, UP.

Fact-check: No, woman ‘detained’ under UP’s new anti-forced religious conversion law was not ‘forced to abort’

The woman, who is currently in protection home, was taken to hospital after she complained of stomachache on Sunday. The doctors have said her health is okay.

The Wire’s Rohini Singh blames union govt for Punjab DIG quitting in ‘solidarity’ with farmers’ protest. But here’s the catch

Punjab DIG (Prisons) Lakhminder Singh Jakhar, who resigned in 'support of farmers', was suspended for corruption

UP police stop wedding after bride’s family files kidnapping complaint, media spins it to claim misuse of love-jihad law

The Uttar Pradesh police were responding to a report by The Indian Express, which accused them of misusing the new law on 'Love Jihad'

Magsaysay Awardee NDTV India editor Ravish Kumar lies about Adani’s grain silos in Punjab amid ongoing farmer protests

Ravish Kumar seems to have picked up the the narrative from WhatsApp forwards and fake news being tweeted on Twitter.

NDTV spreads fake news about Made In India coronavirus vaccines, union Health Ministry busts claims

The govt has clarified that it has not rejected emergency use proposals for Coronavirus vaccines from Serum Institute and Bharat Biotech

Will UPI transaction be more expensive in 2021? Here are the facts

In a report, Amar Ujala had claimed that UPI transaction will get expensive from January 1 as the Union government has decided to charge more.

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Mumbai Police denies permission to UP Police, disrupts probe in Mirzapur case as police reach to question Farhan Akhtar

UP Police is investigating case filed against makers of the web series 'Mirzapur' and their probe is being disrupted by Mumbai Police

Twitter refused to take down child sex abuse material because ‘it did not violate company policy’, sued by sex trafficking victim

The now 17-year-old victim has filed a lawsuit accusing Twitter of allowing the child sexual abuse material be circulated and shared on their platform for months, despite complaints, and refusing to take it down.

Members linked to George Soros and Muslim Brotherhood to now decide the fate of Donald Trump’s Facebook account: Details

Twitter and Facebook had suspended account of Donald Trump because they believed that he would incite further violence post Capitol Hill

Lucknow: Blood-soaked body of Hindu priest found inside temple, investigation on

The elderly priest was found lying in a pool of blood in his hut. There were injury marks on the back of his head.

Rajdeep Sardesai ‘baffled’ by India Today survey that shows Modi govt winning a sweeping majority if elections held today: Details

Taking to Twitter, Sardesai said that he was 'baffled' to see that despite the economic hardships resulted by the pandemic, Indians still love the Modi government.

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Pakistan ‘successfully’ test-fires missile injuring people, destroying houses in civil area, say Baloch leaders

Contrary to claims of Pakistani Army's successful tests of Shaheen-III Missile, several reports coming from Pakistan suggests that the test carried out by Pakistan was a massive failure as the missile landed in a civilian area in Balochistan destroying several houses and injuring civilians

Arnab vs Navika: Arnab responds to Navika’s emotional monologue, says he carried his shoes with him

Recently, Navika Kumar said that when Arnab left Time Now, she had his shoes to fill. However, Arnab gives a befitting reply.

Rajdeep Sardesai ‘baffled’ by India Today survey that shows Modi govt winning a sweeping majority if elections held today: Details

Taking to Twitter, Sardesai said that he was 'baffled' to see that despite the economic hardships resulted by the pandemic, Indians still love the Modi government.

After multiple FIRs against ‘Tandav’, makers of another Amazon Prime web series ‘Mirzapur’ in trouble, SC issues notice

The SC notice was issued following a petition complaining about UP's Mirzapur being portrayed in a bad light in the web series

Reuters’ ‘First Dogs’ video after Trump leaves White House is quite racist, especially towards India and Japan

Reuters could have used literally any other clip of Trump while speaking about dogs in White House

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