Fact Check: PSA suggesting medicines for contact with suspected COVID-19 positive people

A poster with “suggestive treatment for suspected contact with covid-19 positive” people is doing rounds on social media. The poster suggests medicines and vitamin tablets. Along with these medicines, the poster has also laid down “other essential guidelines” which include: Use mask properly and at all times Drink hot water or use it for gargling Maintain social distance Consult M.I ...

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Did a police officer shoot a couple in broad daylight? Fact Check

An alleged video of a police officer shooting a couple in daylight is going viral on social media. The video has been shared multiple times on all social media platforms. Digiteye India team also received the video for fact-checking on its WhatsApp helpline number. The video shows a young man arguing with a police officer. Matters escalate and the officer ...

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Worms in mask or do face masks contain microscopic germs? Fact Check

A viral video shared on WhatsApp shows a medical-grade disposable face mask over a cup of steaming water. The video alleges that the masks have fine microscopic germs which start moving because of the hot steam. The narrator says in Hindi that “these germs get activated when people inhale and exhale through the mask and come out through the fine ...

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Who should not take vaccines? Fake advisory is going viral; Fact Check

A circular stating who should not take vaccines is going viral. The one-page circular is in Hindi states six points. The six points further lay down who should not take the vaccine and why. The message roughly translates to: Women who are not married should not take the vaccine (chances of not being able to conceive) Children should stay away ...

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Morphed image of Narendra Modi and Amit Shah wearing kufi going viral 

An image of Narendra Modi and Amit Shah wearing white Muslim prayer caps has gone viral. The image shows them in white clothes wearing kufi. DigitEye India also received the image for fact-checking. The image is accompanied by a caption in Hindi which loosely translates to “What made you wear the cap? Is this the craze to win a rule ...

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Video of brawl goes viral claiming Ajay Devgn thrashed in Delhi for support to farm laws; Fact Check

A video is being shared on social media about a brawl which the caption claims was that of farmers thrashing Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn for his support to farm laws. पंजाब में भाजपा विधायक के साथ हाथापाई के बाद आज दिल्ली में एक्टर #अजयदेवगन के साथ जमकर हुई मारपीट! ऐसा दावा फेसबुक पर एक व्यक्ति ने इस वीडियो को शेयर ...

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