Social Media Fact-Check

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

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…

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.

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…

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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

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…

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'

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…

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…

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.