Thursday, December 3, 2020

Social Media Fact-Check

Journo with Independent shares fake, photoshopped tweet to defame columnist Shefali Vaidya, brazens it out even after being caught

Stuti Mishra shared fake tweet of Shefali Vaidya to imply that those calling to boycott Tanishq can’t afford products of the company

Video of a person making anti-India comments circulated on social media falsely claiming that it is the founder of Himalaya Drug Company

Muhammad Manal, the founder of HImalaya Drug Company died in 1986, and the person in the viral video is one Naqi Ahmed Nadwi

Congress leader Alka Lamba shares fake news on Twitter, gets schooled by Meerut police

Alka Lamba linked the criminal advertisement to Uttar Pradesh while it actually related to the Congress ruled state of Rajasthan as clarified by Meerut police.

‘Anti-rape’ activist spreads fake news about Switzerland athlete not travelling to India because of rape cases, targets PM Modi

'Anti-rape activist' Yogita Bhayana on Friday resorted to putting out fake news and attempted to politicise sensitive issues such as women safety in the country.

IFCN signatory fact-checker spreads fake news after netizens call for boycotting Mirzapur 2 over Ali Fazal’s comment on anti-CAA riots

While netizens are boycotting Mirzapur 2 over Ali Fazal's comments over December riots, the IFCN signatory site linked it with February riots

Fact Check: Congress leader Nagma spreads fake news, calls anti-CAA protestor as Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s niece

In a hurry to target the Modi government, Nagma took to Twitter to share a January video clip of an anti-CAA protestor, claiming that she is former PM Vajpayee's niece.

Fact-check: Is government giving free internet to students for online classes during coronavirus lockdown

A message has been circulating over the messaging apps and social media platforms that the government has decided to provide 10 GB of free internet to students so that they can attend online classes.

Fact-check: Does the Railways send SMS updates about ticket status only in Hindi as claimed by Tamil Nadu politicians?

The Railways conveyed that the option to choose the preferred language completely lies with the passengers trying to book e-tickets.

Images of a BJP leader used by opposition leaders to spread fake news that father of an accused in Hathras case is close to...

An image of BJP leader Dr Shyam Prakash Dwivedi with BJP leaders used to claim that he is father of one accused in Hathras case

Viral message claiming that home minister Amit Shah flown to New York for treatment is false, read details

A message has gone viral on WhatsApp claiming that Amit Shah was shifted to the USA via an air ambulance due to 'critical condition'

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Darshan Pal, the coordinator of the farmer protests, was a founding member of Maoist organisation PDFI. Read details

Darshan Pal, who demanded special parliament session to repeal farm laws, was convenor of 51-member executive committee of Maoist group PDFI

Govt of India orders Wikipedia to remove an image showing wrong map of Jammu and Kashmir

This matter was flagged by a Twitter user asking government to take action against Wikipedia for displaying a wrong map of India

‘Jinnah did everything that is banned in Islam’: Images of alcoholic drink ‘Ginnah’ named after Pakistan founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah go viral

A photo of a gin bottle 'Ginnah', eponymously named after Pakistan's founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah, has gone viral on social media websites

Even pandering doesn’t get India Today a free pass: Here is why ‘liberals’ are today cancelling Rajdeep and Rahul Kanwal

'Liberals' are cancelling India Today, Rajdeep Sardesai and Rahul Kanwal over their coverage of the allegations against Shehla Rashid

Pro-AAP blogger Dhruv Rathee wants foreign interference in country’s internal matters to offer Indians a solution

Dhruv Rathee claimed that India’s institutions have already been hijacked and have become puppets at the hands of Modi government

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Indian man proposes to his Australian girlfriend during Ind vs Aus cricket match, here is what happened next

While India's performance has been below par, netizens found happiness in the unusual proposal that became the highlight of the match.

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'Liberals' are cancelling India Today, Rajdeep Sardesai and Rahul Kanwal over their coverage of the allegations against Shehla Rashid

Webchutney: A marketing company with a ‘liberal’ CEO that seems to be dragging Swiggy through the mud

Food delivery app Swiggy recently stoked controversy by responding to a troll account taking an extreme political side

No politicians, farmers only: Centre bars Yogendra Yadav from being a part of farmers’ delegation for the discussions

Yogendra Yadav, a political activist and self-proclaimed psephologist, had wanted to be a part of the discussion but the government objected to his presence.

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