Social Media Fact-Check

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

Fact check: Did Prime Minister Modi use an abusive word as claimed by Congress

Unfortunate that Congress has stooped so low that they have resorted to such cheap tactics out of sheer desperation

Convenor of Delhi Congress IT cell shares badly edited video accusing PM Modi of using an abusive word

Congress' Gaurav Pandhi has earlier also spread misinformation to attack the central government

Aam Aadmi Party spreads maliciously edited video to defame security forces who were attacked by a mob

AAP posted a video showing security forces attacking people, while hiding that the mob had attacked police first with stones and sticks

Newslaundry columnist demands that BJP be banned from 2019 elections based on a debunked lie

Jas Oberoi, a columnist with Newslaundry tweeted that Uttar Pradesh police was openly distributing food packets with NaMo and BJP written on them in Noida

Mahesh Bhatt’s wife peddles fake news about Junaid being lynched for being a Muslim, urges people to remember this when they vote

Has-been actress Soni Razdan, wife of Mahesh Bhatt and mother of actress Alia Bhatt took to Twitter today to fear-monger and lie about the Junaid lynching case to campaign against PM Modi.

Congress deletes the tweet after it was caught Photoshopping party flag in place of Indian flag

Similar Photoshopped image was earlier shared by Samajwadi Party leader where Samajwadi Party flags were photoshopped in place of Indian flags

‘Journalist’ Rajdeep Sardesai shamelessly twists PM Modi’s comment on Congress’ ‘Hindu terror’ bogey

Rajdeep Sardesai, the "journalist" who had once said that the Parliament attack back in 2000 actually "excited him" took to Twitter to shamelessly twist PM Narendra Modi's statement.

Congress communication cell head posts maliciously edited video of BJP leader Kalraj Mishra’s speech to distort his comments

Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala has been caught maliciously editing a video to attribute a quote to Kalraj Mishra to malign the BJP leader.

Fact Check: Did 350 people convert to Islam in New Zealand after the Christchurch Mosque attack?

Many people spreading a fake news on social media that 350 people converted to Islam in New Zealand after the Christchurch Mosque attack

Pakistani journalist spread fake news about Indian drone shot down using old photo of American drone

India does not use American drones, but Pakistani journalist uses photo of crashed American drone to say Pakistan shot down Indian spy drone

Journalist exposes ignorance about road-safety, claims Expressways should not have speed limits

According to the National Criminal Bureau Record (NCRB) data, in 2015, the total road accidents in India accounted for 4,64,674 accidents which have resulted in 1,48,707 traffic-related deaths in India.
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

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.

Pro-AAP video blogger associated with Dhruv Rathee caught spreading fake audio on Pulwama attack

Dandiya had spread a doctored audio clip where he claimed BJP leaders had planned the Pulwama terror attack.

Air Marshal C Hari Kumar who led 26 February air strikes in Pakistan retires, Pakistanis propagate as if he’s ‘sacked’

Air Marshal Chandrashekharan Hari Kumar played a pivotal role in the February 26 airstrikes which destroyed Jaish-e-Mohammad terror camps in Pakistan

Youth Congress’ magazine caught spreading fake video claiming to be that of WC Abhinandan’s wife

Congress stoops to a new low as Youth Congress' magazine spreads fake video of a lady claiming to be Wing Commander Abhinandan's wife
Many handles, including a self proclaimed Congress worker and DU professor were found spreading the video

Congress worker among others found peddling fake video claiming to be that of WC Abhinandan’s wife

Earlier today, sources have reported that the government of India has refused to allow Pakistan to use the captured pilot as a bargaining chip and asserted that he should be released immediately under the rules of Geneva convention.

Another gaffe by Youth Congress, shares poster of Narendra Modi’s popularity with wrong claim

Youth Congress mistakes a Times Group online to be BJP internal poll

Pro-Congress Facebook page shares fake image of Modi, runs ads in Pakistan and Bangladesh

Earlier, Congress' official Facebook account was caught running 'Modi Hatao, Desh Bachao' campaign in Pakistan

Fact-Check: Pro-AAP Facebook page peddles fake data about NDA govt’s track record on national security

An image is being circulated by a Pro-AAP page on social media which is quoting false data to paint the NDA government in poor light.

Co-founder of self-proclaimed ‘fact-checking’ blog, AltNews, spreads another fake news by using ‘cropped video’

Co-founder of self-proclaimed fact-checking portal Alt News, that often indulges in co-ordinated attacks against social media users with the help of Islamists, has yet again spread fake news in an attempt to incite communal violence.

Kavita Krishnan uses 4 year old photograph to claim PM Narendra Modi was laughing after Pulwama attack

Using a old photo, Kavita Krishna claimed the Modi was having fun at election rallies after Pulwama attack
Gujarat Congress official website terms Congress as 'party of thugs' and 'party that looted India for 70 years'

Did Gujarat Congress website say Congress ‘looted India for 70 years’, and call Congress a ‘party of thugs’?

Gujarat Congress in their official website, in their 'Join Us' section have mentioned that Congress 'looted India for 70 years' and called the party a 'party of thugs'

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

Fact-Check: Is this image, shared even by Congress, of Abdul Ghaffar Khan and Indira Gandhi

Congress party's 2016 tweet labels some other girl as young India Gandhi with Ghaffar Khan

Fact Check: Is the newspaper clip headlined ‘Rajiv Gandhi’s daughter joins family firm’ genuine?

The article printed in a newspaper reports the elevation of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra with a rather unusual headline, “Rajiv Gandhi's daughter joins family firm”.

Fact-Check: As claimed by Navbharat Times journalist, was Railway serving food marked for 20th January on 19th?

A journalist with Navbharat Times, Damodar Vyas tweeted to Tajinder Bagga wondering how the Railway Ministry was serving food marked for 20th January on 19th January itself

Fact-check: Was the photo shared by Vinod Kapri that of Nehru after taking holy dip in Kumbh 1954

While a Congress leader in his book says photo shows Nehru immersing ashes of his father, few media houses say it was ashes of Nehru's mother
French Defence Minister Florence Parly announcing the development of F4 standard of Rafale

Another fake news on Rafale: France has not ordered 28 Rafale jets at half the cost compared to India

France will be getting 28 Rafale in 2022-24 as the last batch of aircraft it had ordered in 2009, no new order for Rafale has neen placed by French govt

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