Social Media Fact-Check

Social Media has empowered the voiceless, yet, it is often the cesspool of fake news. Read before you believe.

Altnews, co-founded by two Muslims, spreads misinformation about Hindu Swastika

Alt News falsely claims that Swastika without four dots can't be Hindu symbol
kavita krishnan Karl Marx

Marxist Kavita Krishnan lies about Karl Marx, says the son of a lawyer came from an extremely poor family

Karl Marx was born into a wealthy family and his father was lawyer, but Kavita Krishnan says he came from an extremely poor family

Fact check: Was Jawaharlal Nehru a volunteer with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh

Jawarharlal Nehru in an attire similar to that of the RSS has surfaced many times in the past too
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Fact-Check: Has Wankhede Stadium really banned the colour black during India vs Australia cricket match for fear of protests?

Contrary to claims that black colour banned in India-Australia match, spectators are seen in black cloths in Wankhede Stadium

Fact-Check: Is the viral image of a ‘Shudra man’ feeding off leftovers from the street in Uttar Pradesh as it is claimed?

A user on Twitter shared an image claiming a 'Shudra man' was feeding on leftovers from a religious ceremony in Uttar Pradesh.
Aishe Ghosh JNU

Fact Check: Did JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh appear with the plaster on right hand and left hand at different occasions?

Mirror images of actual photographs used to claim that JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh switched her injured hand
Fact-check: Is this masked goon seen attacking JNU an ABVP activist as alleged

Fact-check: Is this masked goon seen attacking JNU an ABVP activist as alleged

On Sunday, masked goons carrying sticks and rods and had indulged in violence inside the JNU campus
Fact Check: Did the Jamia Millia Islamia 'students' bungle up the words of the National Anthem

Fact Check: Did the Jamia Millia Islamia ‘students’ bungle up the words of the National Anthem while ushering in the new year

A video has now gone viral where Jamia students are seen ushering in the new year by singing the National Anthem.

Habitual fake news peddler Saba Naqvi shares a photoshopped image to allege that ABVP protested against the CAA

Saba Naqvi shared a photoshopped image which depicted ABVP members protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act
NDTV

NDTV Editorial Director spreads fake news while trying to prove that NDTV is not biased

Senior NDTV journalist Sonia Singh repeated the fake news that Ajit Pawar was given clean chit by BJP govt
NPR Manual

NPR manual does not list Islamic festivals for a specific and valid reason, not for imaginary anti-Muslim bias of Modi govt: Read details

The NPR Manual does not list Islamic festivals as they don't help in guessing the month of birth if that is not known
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Narendra Modi did not contradict Amit Shah on NRC, liberals are lying because they are desperate to exit the violent protests

Narendra Modi's words on NRC are being used to peddle the narrative that he has contradicted Home Minister Amit Shah.
Parineeti Chopra

Media spreads fake news about Parineeti Chopra being removed as Haryana Brand Ambassador due to anti-CAA tweets. Here is the truth

Parineeti Chopra’s contract as brand ambassador with Haryana govt ended in 2017 and was not renewed
KYC lies

Lutyens ‘journalists’ peddle half-truths about RBI’s new KYC norms which help persecuted minorities to open bank accounts in India

RBI has modified KYC norms to allow persecuted minorities given citizenship under CAA open bank accounts in India

Read why “facts” about CAA and NRC shared by Farhan Akhtar are all false or misleading

Shockingly, the parts of Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir and Aksai Chin are also missing from the Indian map in the infographic posted by Farhan Akhtar.
Shivam Vij denies reality of partition, claims it happened on the basis of secularism and not religion

Denial of Reality? Journalist claims India was divided on the basis of secularism, not religion

Shivam Vij continues to bury his head in sand, refusing to accept that India’s partition happened on religious lines

Pro-AAP blogger Dhruv Rathee shows his ‘WhatsApp University’ credentials, claims India was not partitioned on religious grounds

Pro-AAP blogger and YouTuber Dhruv Rathee is a known peddler of fake news and this time, he is spreading lies about CAB

Youth Congress tries to target BJP over JNU protests, scores a self goal by using pictures of police action during Sonia regime

The youth wing of the Indian National Congress is up to its usual tricks again, using lies to target BJP over the JNU issue

Watch: The ‘half-dead farmer brutally beaten by UP Police’ gets up and runs after filming video is over

A video clip of 'unconscious farmer' brutally beaten up by police in Unnao had gone viral on social media.
Ram

As liberals claim South Indians don’t care about Ram, read about the history of Ramayana in South Indian states

Contrary to claims of liberals, Ram is worshipped in South India for centuries
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra spreads fake news

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi caught spreading fake news that Dalits were beaten up in Uttar Pradesh’s Mainpuri

Mainpuri Police's official Twitter account called out the fake news spread by Priyanka Gandhi Vadra for making it a casteism issue.
Congress supported Facebook page shares photoshopped image of PM Modi

Fact Check: Dubious Facebook page called ‘IT and Social Media Cell Congress’ spreads fake news about PM Modi’s Saudi visit

A dubious Facebook page “I.T and Social Media Cell Congress” indulged in sharing a fake image of PM Modi during his Saudi Arabia visit
Global Hunger Index 2019 map

Congress party fudges Global Hunger Index numbers to falsely claim that India’s rank has gone down after 2014

Congress puts 2014 number in 2019 scale to claim India's global hunger index has done down after 2014

Fact Check: Read the truth behind viral video showing a Pune electric bus charged by a diesel generator

Pune electric bus was charged using diesel generator during transit from Hyderabad to Pune

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor shares a photoshopped image of TOI headline to undermine Modi-Xi meet

Shashi Tharoor shared a fake image of a Times of India (TOI) article that was headline, "Modi, Xi will mate 6 times in 24 hours".
Mathura Police calls out Twitter user for sharing fake news about an immolation attempt

Mathura Police debunks anti-RSS propaganda being peddled on social media claiming attack on Christians

The incident pertains to August 28, 2019, when a Hindu couple had tried to immolate themselves to mark their protest against police inaction on their complaint.

Propagandists share 2017 incident of Dalit man beaten to death allegedly for attending Navratri event as recent one

Several Hinduphobic propagandists have shared a 2017 report to allege as if the unfortunate incident of a Dalit man being beaten up allegedly for attending Garba event has happened during the current Navratri festival.

West Bengal: Hindus in Kanglapahari village have been celebrating Durga Puja since 2016 after not being allowed for years by Muslims

Contrary to claims on social media, Kanglapahari village in WB is celebrating Durga Puja since 2016

Former Diplomat uses Houston paying respect to fallen Sikh officer to belittle PM Modi and the ‘Howdy Modi’ event, spreads fake news

In an attempt to mock Prime Minister Modi and his historic 'Howdy Modi' event, KC Singh used Houston paying respect to the fallen Sikh police officer, Sandeep Dhaliwal and spread fake news in the process.

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