Social Media Fact-Check

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

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

Twitter user followed by Arvind Kejriwal, Congress leader spreads fake video to defame Yogi govt

Congress leaders as well as various 'journalists' also follow this account

Fact Check: Is use of defence ground in Secunderabad for political rally ‘unprecedented’ as claimed by Congress

Army grounds are regularly used by Congress party for rallies, but they complain when others do it

Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi posts fake petrol bill on Twitter, gets exposed by petroleum minister

The fake bill is already circulating on social media and it is already proven as fake

Youth Congress leader spreads fake photo of Statue of Unity

A different statue of Patel is passed of as Statue of Unity

Fact Check: This viral image is not from the recent farmer’s protests

In a country like India, fake news during turbulent protests could potentially spark trouble

The theatre of absurd: So absurd, that we are still trying to decipher what Rahul Gandhi meant

Rahul Gandhi's allegations regarding Rafale have been outrageous, but this one takes the cake

Why are ‘senior lawyers’ and Congress IT cell promoting this soft-porn website?

The page regularly shared nude and semi-nude images of women as 'leaked' images

Divya Spandana, Prashant Bhushan share ‘news’ from dubious website ‘IndiaScoops’ to prove Rafale is a ‘scam’

Earlier, too, the page had shared unverifiable information which was widely shared by Congress and AAP leaders

Fact Check: Journalist furthers lie about Mukesh Ambani being ‘mystery owner’ of Talcher Fertilizer Ltd

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday laid the foundation stone for the Talcher Fertilizer plant at Angul in Odisha.

Firstpost image leaves Twitter guessing: Are they women or bus seats?

Firstpost deleted the post with the image, but this is not the first time the image had people confused.

Viral post on social media spreads false information about PM Modi’s pet scheme Ayushman Bharat

The post claims a registration fee is needed for the scheme, which is incorrect.

Fact check: How is Narendra Modi government building 0.7 toilets every second?

Having calculation skill is good, but having common sense is of utmost importance

Congress supported Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani caught spreading Photoshopped image of PM Modi

Mevani has now quietly deleted the tweet and has not yet issued any apology for spreading fake image

Correct data, wrong visualisation: BJP’s graph on fuel prices

Graphs correctly depicting the changes in fuel prices were already in circulation, which the BJP missed

Fact Check : Did PM Modi thank HH Sheikh Mohammed for Rs 700 crore aid to Kerala?

Many have used the Kerala floods to spread lies and use the tragedy to further political agenda

So who really tweets from Rahul Gandhi’s Twitter account?

Hint: It is not Rahul Gandhi himself.

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