Social Media Fact-Check

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

Another gaffe by Youth Congress, shares poster of Narendra Modi’s popularity with wrong claim

Youth Congress mistakes a Times Group online to be BJP internal poll

Pro-Congress Facebook page shares fake image of Modi, runs ads in Pakistan and Bangladesh

Earlier, Congress' official Facebook account was caught running 'Modi Hatao, Desh Bachao' campaign in Pakistan

Fact-Check: Pro-AAP Facebook page peddles fake data about NDA govt’s track record on national security

An image is being circulated by a Pro-AAP page on social media which is quoting false data to paint the NDA government in poor light.

Co-founder of self-proclaimed ‘fact-checking’ blog, AltNews, spreads another fake news by using ‘cropped video’

Co-founder of self-proclaimed fact-checking portal Alt News, that often indulges in co-ordinated attacks against social media users with the help of Islamists, has yet again spread fake news in an attempt to incite communal violence.

Kavita Krishnan uses 4 year old photograph to claim PM Narendra Modi was laughing after Pulwama attack

Using a old photo, Kavita Krishna claimed the Modi was having fun at election rallies after Pulwama attack
Gujarat Congress official website terms Congress as 'party of thugs' and 'party that looted India for 70 years'

Did Gujarat Congress website say Congress ‘looted India for 70 years’, and call Congress a ‘party of thugs’?

Gujarat Congress in their official website, in their 'Join Us' section have mentioned that Congress 'looted India for 70 years' and called the party a 'party of thugs'

Congress spreads fake news by saying India is global number 1 in fake news

Congress claims India tops global list of fake news, which itself is a fake news

Fact-Check: Is this image, shared even by Congress, of Abdul Ghaffar Khan and Indira Gandhi

Congress party's 2016 tweet labels some other girl as young India Gandhi with Ghaffar Khan

Fact Check: Is the newspaper clip headlined ‘Rajiv Gandhi’s daughter joins family firm’ genuine?

The article printed in a newspaper reports the elevation of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra with a rather unusual headline, “Rajiv Gandhi's daughter joins family firm”.

Fact-Check: As claimed by Navbharat Times journalist, was Railway serving food marked for 20th January on 19th?

A journalist with Navbharat Times, Damodar Vyas tweeted to Tajinder Bagga wondering how the Railway Ministry was serving food marked for 20th January on 19th January itself

Fact-check: Was the photo shared by Vinod Kapri that of Nehru after taking holy dip in Kumbh 1954

While a Congress leader in his book says photo shows Nehru immersing ashes of his father, few media houses say it was ashes of Nehru's mother
French Defence Minister Florence Parly announcing the development of F4 standard of Rafale

Another fake news on Rafale: France has not ordered 28 Rafale jets at half the cost compared to India

France will be getting 28 Rafale in 2022-24 as the last batch of aircraft it had ordered in 2009, no new order for Rafale has neen placed by French govt
fake news

Fact Check: Is UP government distributing free condoms in Kumbh Mela?

The claims of condoms being distributed by the UP government were found to be false.
PM Modi's Air India bill for the last four years almost the same as his predecessor Manmohan Singh

Accidental Media: Here is how Narendra Modi’s travel expenses were twisted without comparing it to UPA era

The Telegraph published a report calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi an 'accidental tourist' for his foreign trips.

Congress leader spreads fake news about PM Modi waving without a crowd being present during Bogibeel bridge inauguration

The actual image, however, suggests that a huge crowd of people were present near the bridge waving at Prime Minister Modi.

Sexual harassment accused journalist-turned-filmmaker spreads fake news again, this time about Yogi Adityanath

Journalist turned filmmaker Avinash Das spreads fake news clipping image which was already fact-checked several months ago
NDTV's misleading headline

Agency handling Rajasthan police Twitter account needs to stop lying about Utambar case to hide their own goof-up

It would certainly be in the interest of Rajasthan police to get rid of an agency that has the temerity to lie on social media about the ongoing police investigation in Utambar just to cover their own tracks

Rajasthan Police ends up declaring a true incident as ‘fake news’ on Twitter

In a video being widely shared, a person can be heard complaining about 'Aurangzeb Rule' in Rajasthan and the people sharing the video claim it is from Utambar, Rajasthan.

Pro-Congress troll resumes fake news website, makes outlandish claims on Rafale targeting Modi

Abhishek Mishra has been associated with the website which spreads fake news and Islamist propaganda

Fact check: Did BJP President Amit Shah and PM Modi call Baniyas cheaters and accuse them of profiteering?

Earlier, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani had also been accused of making a casteist remark, which turned out to be a Photoshopped image

Fact check: Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani did not make the casteist comment ahead of Jasdan by-elections

TV9 has clarified that such a news is fake news and they have not reported Vijay Rupani saying these casteist things

Statue of all ironies: Pritish Nandy uses example of fake news to spread fake news

Pritish Nandy shared a fake image which was earlier shared by Youth Congress leader
Farhan Akhtar is wrong in his criticism of Statue of Unity

As inauguration of Statue of Unity completes a month, the mindless, illogical criticism doesn’t seem to end

Biggest grouse that the naysayers seem to have is that the money used to make the Statue of Unity, should have been invested in alleviating poverty

Congress leaders post doctored video to prove the video of ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ slogan in Congress rally is fake

In the full video of the Congress rally, Pakistan Zindabad slogan can be heard

No, the Nizam was not a large hearted patriot who donated 5000 kg of gold to fight China

There exists an urban legend that the Nizam Mir Osman Ali of Hyderabad had donated 5000 kgs of gold to the Indian government to help in Indo-China war.

RJD men convicted for a crime that was blamed on RSS by some to claim ‘attack on Dalits’

A mob had beaten up and paraded a woman naked in Bihiya town of Arrah.

While criticising the Statue of Unity, ‘liberals’ indulge in blatant lies and whataboutery

'Liberals' heaped several lies while the status of unity was being inaugurated

Media spreads lie that stones were pelted at Shaan’s concert in Guwahati, the singer refutes

Only a piece of paper was thrown at the stage, not stone

No, Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not ‘expose’ his PAN after donating to BJP

PAN is a not secret number like some 'security expert' and hacker seems to think

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