Social Media Fact-Check

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

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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.

Fact-Check: Viral video that claims to show a stray crocodile during floods in Patna is actually from Vadodara

A certain video clip has gone viral on social media which claims to be of a crocodile on the prowl during the floods in Bihar.

Shashi Tharoor presents photograph of Nehru in Soviet Russia as image from USA to downplay success of Howdy Modi

The photograph tweeted by Shashi Tharoor to belittle the 'Howdy Modi' event is not from the USA, neither this is from the year 1954. The image is from Moscow in USSR, and it is from 1955.

After The Hindu joins hands with BBC to combat fake news, its journalists spreads fake news about OpIndia

The Hindu journalist Vijaita Singh spreads fake news about OpIndia report
Fake notice of anti-masturbation circulated on Internet

Fake notice prohibiting IIT Roorkee students from masturbating in the shower goes viral

Such fake circulars asking students to refrain from masturbating in showers have been doing the rounds since time immemorial

Youth Congress shares images from Pakistan to criticise PM Modi and BJP led Khattar government in Haryana

Youth Congress has shared multiple misleading posts, fake news and old pictures to target Prime Minister Modi and the Khattar led Haryana Government

Ahmedabad based Assamese scientist excluded from NRC because he didn’t apply, journalists use it to propagate fake news

Chandrayaan scientist's name in NRC because he didn't apply, journalists use it to attack NRC

‘Journalist’ Ali Sohrab tries to pass off 2013 image of CISF jawan martyred in terrorist attack as image from Kashmir after abrogation of Article 370

According to the fact-checker - Facthunt.in, this image shared by 'journalist' Ali Sohrab is almost 6 years old.

Abusive ‘journalist’ Swati Chaturvedi spreads fake news, tweets photoshopped image of PM Modi wearing Arabic attire

Swati Chaturvedi, abusive troll masquerading as a journalist, has yet again been caught red-handed after propagating fake news.
Hartosh Singh Bal resorts to factually incorrect details to target Amit Shah

Fact-Check: Unlike Chidambaram who tried to escape from law, Amit Shah resolutely faced trial and was acquitted

Hartosh Singh Bal equated P Chidambaram's disgraceful escape with Amit Shah's tenacity to face the law

Viral video showing Pakistanis slaughtering cow on Indian flag is real, but it is old

The video showing Pakistanis slaughtering cow on Indian flag is from February 2019

Fake news on Kashmir continues, now Hurriyat leader’s professor wife passed off as Maharaja Hari Singh’s granddaughter

Video claiming to be of Maharaja Hari Singh’s granddaughter is actually of Prof. Hameeda Nayeem

Retired Air Marshal of Pakistan shares old mock drill video of Jharkhand police as army firing on Kashmiri protesters

2017 mock drill video shared as police firing on Kashmiri protesters after abrogation of Article 370

Republic TV threatens action after pro-Kashmiri separatist Twitter account shares misleading video of Arnab after dilution of Article 370

A Twitter account sympathising with the Kashmiri separatists movement and a supporter of secession of Jammu and Kashmir from the union of India uploaded a highly doctored old video of journalist Arnab Goswami.

No, PM Modi is not a ‘climate change denier’: Propagandists rely on doctored video by Congress to criticise Modi’s appearance on Man vs Wild

Doctored videos of Prime Minister Modi had been shared in an attempt to suggest that he is a climate change denier to discredit his appearance on popular Discovery Channel show Man vs Wild

One year old video of Hima Das winning a 400 meter race shared as the yesterday’s race where she won 5th gold in 3 weeks

Several journalists, politicians and social media users post video of fist international gold by Hima Das as her latest win

No, Sadhvi Pragya Thakur did not insult menial cleaning jobs, this is what she meant

Pragya Thakur was saying that cleaning drains does not come under the responsibilities of an MP
Many media outlets and politicians had claimed that the finance ministry has been denying access to media persons

Fact Check: Is the Finance Ministry restricting media entry in its premises as claimed by the media and Congress?

The Finance Ministry has even set up an air-conditioned waiting room where adequate seats and charging points are provided for electronic gear. Arrangements for tea and coffee have also been made. However, media persons have to seek prior appointments before entering the ministry premises.
Delhi police TikTok stunt video

Not our car, not our man: Delhi Police’s clarification over viral TikTok video

Police have clarified that the vehicle that used was of a private contractor and the stunt was performed by the friend of the private driver of the vehicle.
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Singer Chinmayi Sripada resorts to spreading fake news targeting Uttar Pradesh police, UP police schools her with facts

As Chinamayi resorted to false propaganda, the Uttar Pradesh police stepped into action to school her with facts pertaining to the case.

Shashi Tharoor distorts government reply given in Parliament, presents 3-year-old numbers as current data

Tharoor's assertion that thousands of cases under IPC section 377 at present is wrong and misleading, which can be proved by a casual reading of the answer given by the ministry.
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.

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