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Politicians often prey on the people’s naivety and the only solution to naivety is being armed with the facts.

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
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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
Rahul Gandhi finally ditches the Mobile factory tirade, floats 'Makhana against popcorn' proposal

Fact-check: Congress lies profusely in an attempt to ‘fact-check’ Piyush Goyal’s Budget 2019 speech

With the various announcements that were made, it was natural for the Congress party to feel jittery about its electoral prospects ahead of General Elections later this year.

Don’t lie, P Chidambaram

Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh had said that Muslims have the first claim on resources

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
Prominent Christian politician creates rift in Kerala's ruling Communist alliance

Fact-check: On Republic Day 2019, Sitaram Yechury lies about the Constitution of India

Sitaram Yechury blatantly lies about the provenance constitution of India, which in its initial version didn't have 'Secular' and 'Socialism' in its Preamble
OpIndia investigates: How true is Congress claim that no planes are available for charter because BJP booked them all

OpIndia investigates: How true is Congress claim that no planes are available for charter because BJP booked them all

Rahul Gandhi led Congress party claimed that BJP had booked all available chartered planes for 2019 and that Congress was not struggling
From EVM hacking rumours to Agusta Westland to Female Genital Mutilation, Congress invisible hand is always there, acting in a personal capacity

Fact-check: Rahul Gandhi lies yet again, this time about MGNREGA

Rahul Gandhi claims that Modi has destroyed the MGNREGA scheme for poor, but the data says that Modi has fortified it

Rahul Gandhi lies: This time about hate mongering

Rahul Gandhi conveniently forgets that it is his party leaders like Kamal Nath and Alpesh Thakor who have recently tried playing hate politics

Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao is a success, Rahul Gandhi. Save the rhetoric

A key issue policy consideration is the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao which has witnessed an unprecedented success under the Modi Government

Media spreads half-truths about central government debt under Modi

On January 19th 2018, several media houses reported how the central government debt had increased massively under the Modi government
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Justice AK Sikri declines honorary judicial position: Here is how lies were spread about his appointment

A K Sikri was nominated for Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal in November 2018, much before any knew that he would representing CJI Gogoi in CBI Director selection committee
Media is peddling the 'blow to Modi govt' narrative with SC verdict on Alok Verma: Here is why they are wrong

Congress party peddles lies in their press conference on Alok Verma

Congress party repeated the same lies that have been rebutted several times already
Fact Check: Here are 4 lies being spread about Modi govt's reservation bill

Politicians spread fake news about the 10% reservation bill, further outlandish calculations

Politicians spread misinformation about the economically weaker section reservation bill.
Jai Shri Ram is not Bengali culture, it is an excuse to beat up people, says Amartya Sen

Amartya Sen lies about the 10% reservation bill, obfuscates on farm loan waivers and fear mongers about ‘intolerance’

Amartya Sen's interview to Times of India had several lies and loopholes that, interestingly, the interviewer never seemed to counter.
Fact Check: Here are 4 lies being spread about Modi govt's reservation bill

Here are 4 lies being spread about 10% reservation to the economically backward section of society

The Narendra Modi government, in a historic move, introduced the 124th constitutional amendment that paved the way for 10% reservation to economically backward people.

10% reservation for the poor: Contrary to claims, here is why it might not encroach on the 50% reservation cap

The current 10% reservation introduced by Modi govt, granted by the 124th Constitutional Amendment Bill would not breach the 50% reservation limit set by the Indra Sawhney judgement
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Arvind Kejriwal and Jignesh Mevani further dangerous lies about Modi govt planning to end reservation for SC, ST, OBC

Kejriwal claimed that he had talked with several people and all of them believed what Mevani claimed was actually what the BJP was thinking. "Very dangerous," he said.
Swati Chaturvedi interviewed Shashi Tharoor

Congress’ Shashi Tharoor caught lying on cow-related violence in an interview with Swati Chaturvedi

This is not the first time either Shashi Tharoor or Swati Chaturvedi have lied
Rahul Gandhi press conference

Rahul Gandhi’s lies are worse than the doctored tapes, they are worn out now

Rahul Gandhi's claim that the Rafale cost in the UPA deal was ₹560 crore is a lie.
AgustaWestland AW101 VVIP Helicopter

Congress lies busted: UPA govt did not blacklist AgustaWestland, Modi govt did and never withdrew the blacklisting

Congress party gave FIPB clearance to AgustaWestland for JV with Tata after the VVIP chopper scam had come out
PM Modi's Air India bill for the last four years almost the same as his predecessor Manmohan Singh

Accidental Media: Here is how Narendra Modi’s travel expenses were twisted without comparing it to UPA era

The Telegraph published a report calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi an 'accidental tourist' for his foreign trips.

Congress endorses dubious fake news propaganda that demonises Hindus

The founding trustee of Indiaspend, factchecker.in's parent organization, is now the Data Analytics head of Congress party, and now, the same organisation is being used by Congress to spread anti-Hindu propaganda

Congress is lying about Home Ministry order on intercepting computer data allowing snooping on general public

Agencies could already intercept communication as per IT Act 2000 and IT Rules 2009, now MHA order only specifies the agencies

Rahul Gandhi is wrong, the Modi government has sanctioned farmer loan waivers

Apart from granting farm loan waivers, PM Modi has also initiated various reforms in agriculture sector

Fact-Check: Are Rahul Gandhi’s claims of farmer loans being waived in Karnataka completely true?

The Congress party's promise of loan waiver in Karnataka seems to be a hoax as farmers are being constantly harassed with notices to repay the loans.

‘Journalists’ and politicians spread lies about RBI Deputy Governor’s resigning following Urjit Patel’s exit

"Journalists" started rumour-mongering about the resignation of RBI Deputy Governor Viral Acharya soon after Governor Urjit Patel resigned citing personal reasons

Fact check: Did BJP President Amit Shah and PM Modi call Baniyas cheaters and accuse them of profiteering?

Earlier, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani had also been accused of making a casteist remark, which turned out to be a Photoshopped image

Fact check: Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani did not make the casteist comment ahead of Jasdan by-elections

TV9 has clarified that such a news is fake news and they have not reported Vijay Rupani saying these casteist things

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