Social Media Fact-Check

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

Rana Ayyub, William Dalrymple share old picture of curfew defaulters being punished as that of migrant labourers

As India fights Wuhan coronavirus, propagandists masquerading as 'journalists' and 'historians' seem to have taken upon themselves to spread misinformation.

UP: TOI journalist fear-mongers, insinuates that disinfectant spray is ‘chemical solution’ to kill humans

Even as Wuhan Coronavirus poses a severe threat to the safety and security of the country, journalists continue to engage…

Did Gujarat company ‘CoSara’ become ‘the first and only’ company to get ​license to make Covid-19 testing kits? Here are the facts

Saket Gokhale tweeted a thread where he alleged that he had found evidence of "corruption and favouritism during the Covid-19…

Director of AltNews Nirjhari Sinha shares old picture to protest against PM Modi’s call to stay home amidst coronavirus outbreak

Nirjhari Sinha posted an old photo from 2016 to express her disapproval of PM Modi's announcement of total lockdown even…

Caravan editor spreads fake news, claims Coronavirus tests are not free in India

Caravan editor Vinod K Jose claimed that while Coronavirus tests are free or very cheap in other countries, it is…

Coronavirus: AltNews founder, Shekhar Gupta and others spread unverified claims by a fake twitter account

Self-proclaimed fact-checker AltNews founder Pratik Sinha and ThePrint chief Shekhar Gupta today retweeted a tweet from a fake account, thereby…

Shashi Tharoor shares dubious claims hailing Kerala govt from a hoax site, then refuses to delete it because ‘it is viral now’

The site Britishherald.com has long been debunked as a hoax site. Many Twitter users had pointed out the issues regarding…

The truth behind “expert” Ramanan Laxminarayanan, who is being promoted by media to create Coronavirus panic

Ramanan Laxminarayanan, due to scale of current health emergency, perhaps now looking at opportunities to promote his commercial interests.