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.

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
How Ravish Kumar and Vinod Dua misled people about ‘martyr status’ to CRPF jawans after Pulwama attack

How Ravish Kumar and Vinod Dua misled people about ‘martyr status’ to CRPF jawans

Ravish Kumar of NDTV is a man known for many lows. But this may well be his lowest point.

The Hindu not only cropped the Rafale dissent note, but also had digitally manipulated it

Comparison of Hindu document with ANI document shows that Hindu had doctored the Rafale dissent note

Congress IT Cell head shares NDTV’s half truth to discredit Vande Bharat Express, insensitively drags Pulwama terror attack

In a rush to discredit the success of India's fastest train 'Vande Bharat Express', Congress' Divya Spandana not only resorted to propagating fake news but also went on to pass some insensitive statements regarding the recent Pulwama terror attack

Fact check: Did Modi lie about hoisting the national flag at Lal Chowk in 1992?

The Wire says Modi had no role in the 1992 Ekta Yatra, fact is he was the convenor of the same

Fact check: Has Bhupen Hazarika’s family ‘rejected’ the Bharat Ratna?

All Assam based family members of Bhupen Hazarika has welcomed the decision to confer Bharat Ratna upon Dr Bhupen Hazarika.

N Ram competes with Rahul Gandhi in spreading lies about the Rafale deal

N Ram publishes more lies about the Rafale deal in The Hindu

The Hindu deliberately distorts MoD document to spread Fake News on the Rafale Deal

The Congress President had used the slanted The Hindu report which presented a distorted version of events to claim that Narendra Modi had stolen Rs. 30,000 crores.

Congress spreads fake news by saying India is global number 1 in fake news

Congress claims India tops global list of fake news, which itself is a fake news

Winner of Nobel Prize in Economics rubbishes ThePrint report about him helping Rahul Gandhi on election promises

Yesterday, media reports had also surfaced that Congress leaders had allegedly 'planted' the Army coup fake story back in 2012
fake news

Indiaspend’s faulty ‘FactChecker’ spreads fake news about Budget 2019 while ‘fact-checking’ Piyush Goyal’s speech

FactChecker.in decided to 'fact-check' the Budget 2019 speech, and in the process, ended up spreading fake news themselves

IndiaSpend’s faulty ‘fact-checker’ does it again, does not correct database even after their own ground report says otherwise

Earlier, too, factchecker.in has fudged up data to show that more Muslims are victims of 'hate-crime' than Hindus

Fact-check: Was PM Modi wrong in claiming that culprits are being brought to justice within days?

The ones criticising this statement by PM Modi wanted to insinuate that the PM is incorrect in saying that justice in such heinous rape cases has not started being delivered swiftly

Government trashes report by The Print, says no such “IB report” exists that talks about Universities being anti-Modi

The government has denied that it has received any IB report against universities selected for IoE status, as alleged by The Print report
How Shekhar Gupta led The Print and the Telegraph spread dangerous lies about Polio vaccination

Fact-check: The Print and The Telegraph spread dangerous lies about Polio vaccine in India

It is indeed worrisome how big media like The Print, which is run by the Editors Guild chief Shekhar Gupta, no less and The Telegraph spread rumours and lies about the Polio vaccine

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