Monday, August 8, 2022

Media Fact-Check

Did Hindu activist Pramod Muthalik call for the ‘Babri-like’ demolition of a mosque in Karnataka? Fact Check

Several media houses wrongly claim that Pramod Muthalik called for a "Babri-like" demolition of a mosque in Karnataka.

Did Varun Gandhi remove BJP from his Twitter bio after Lakhimpur Kheri violence? Fact Check

There has been speculation that Varun Gandhi has removed 'BJP' from his Twitter bio after the violence at Lakhimpur Kheri.

ABP journalist calls news report by his own channel fake to attack PM CARES Fund and PM Modi: Here are the details

A war of words erupted on Twitter between activist Ankur Singh and ABP journalist Abhinav Pandey after the latter cast aspersions on PM Modi's PM Cares Fund

‘Threats to Hinduism imaginary, says Home Ministry’ – How RTI query by a Congress supporter was used to spread misinformation by TOI

The news report was originally filed by news agency IANS, but The Times of India was the major national publication to carry and amplify it.

NDTV’s Ravish Kumar has a meltdown yet again, lies about Dainik Bhaskar publishing full-page ad wishing PM Modi on his birthday after IT raids

NDTV's Ravish Kumar often peddles fake news and has frequent meltdowns against PM Modi, the govt and anyone who refuses to toe his agenda

The forgotten ‘Abba Jaan’ controversy: How the Left claimed that ‘Pita Shri’ of Mahabharat was inspired by ‘Abba Jaan’

Scroll has attributed the origins of words like 'Matashree' and 'Pitashree' to Rahi Masoom Raza who they claimed was inspired from Urdu words.

Radical Islam apologist profiled by Shekhar Gupta’s ThePrint spreads fake news claiming that Hindutva radicals destroyed a Muslim graveyard

Activists, admin and police demolish illegal majar on govt land, The Print columnist claims Hindutva radicals destroyed a Muslim graveyard

Did Indian Railways increase the number of berths in new Economy 3AC coaches by adding side middle berths? A fact-check

Media reports wrongly say that the new economy 3AC coaches will have side middle berths to increase the number of berths in them

The Print uses sero survey results to claim 92.65 crore Indians were infected with Covid-19: Here is why they are wrong

The Print didn't consider that sero survey included vaccinated people and healthcare workers, which resulted in skewed result

Wrong charts, cherry-picked data: The Hindu tries to claim Muslim population growth is same as Hindus using false analysis

The Hindu used one unit for 1% fertility rate in Hindus and 2% in Muslims to wrongly claim that population growth in both communities is same

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