Social Media Fact-Check

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

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.
Image Source: India Today

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.
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.

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