Social Media Fact-Check

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

AltNews founder misleads people about BJP's 2014 promise about 'sending guilty MPs and MLAs to jail within a year'

Here is how AltNews fabricated a police quote to downplay the brutality heaped on the Aligarh child victim

OpIndia asked SSP Kulhary whether he gave any statement to AltNews where he denied that the victim's eyes were not gouged out and her arm was not amputated. SSP Kulhary categorically denied having given the statement

Fact check: Bhojpuri song didn’t rock the streets of London during the Cricket World Cup

Contrary to the Indian Express report, the dance was part of an event called "Carnival of Cultures" which was held in Berlin from 7-10 June 2019 to celebrate the cultural diversity.
fake robbery attempt video

Fact check: Viral video of ‘robbery attempt’ in Noida was a stunt being performed for a YouTube channel

Noida police have clarified that the video was shot by a group of friends for their Youtube channel
The Print announces quantum of sentence for the Kathua murder even before the court does

Shekhar Gupta’s The Print pronounces punishment for the convicted in Kathua case even before the court does

In one of its reports, the Print, which has a habit of distorting facts, proclaimed the judgement even before the honourable court did. The court is scheduled to deliver the sentence this afternoon at 2 PM.

How AltNews tried to whitewash crimes of Zahid and Aslam who killed a 3-year-old in Aligarh

AltNews even claimed OpIndia's previous report which mentioned amputation of the child's body was 'fake'

Shekhar Gupta’s ThePrint distorts history: Claims Mughals introduced grapes to India, social media schools the author

Grapes have been part of Indian cuisine centuries before the Mughals invaded India
Media and certain social media posts had made false claims about the Surat fire tragedy victim's father declining the compensation offered by Gujarat government

Surat fire tragedy: Claims of victim’s father rejecting compensation are fake news

The viral Facebook post was lapped up by many social media users and even mainstream media reports had peddled the claim. But the claims turned out to be fake.

Fake news: Majlis Bachao Tehreek leader spreads fake news of a Muslim man being beaten up by BJP/RSS workers for not chanting ‘Jai Shree Ram’

Suddenly a barrage of fake 'hate crimes' against Muslims asked to chant 'Jai Shree Ram' are being reported

Times Group’s Gujarati portal and Gujarati newspaper Sandesh spread fake news about ‘glitch’ in Ahmedabad metro

The 'glitch' in the Gandhinagar-Ahmedabad metro was a mock drill and the 'stranded passengers' were GMRC employees

Stung by Rajiv Gandhi’s corruption and incompetence being debated, Congress resorts to spreading abhorrent fake news on PM Modi

Since PM Modi brought up Rajiv Gandhi's name into play, a pandora's box has been opened, and many skeletons that were buried deep in Congress' closet are out in the open to haunt the party.

Gujarat Congress’ official Twitter handle uses an image from Congress era to criticise Modi govt’s Ganga cleaning project

Using fake images and older images to spread their malicious propaganda is something the Congress has been doing repeatedly.

Congress Sevadal makes sexist comment against Smriti Irani with a fake image, deletes tweet after getting called out

Congress Sevadal posted a fake image of a TV News clip to launch a sexist attack on Smriti Irani

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.

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