Adani exports power to Pakistan? Fake Twitter message shared by many

What has started on social media as suggestion to India’s business companies to refrain from doing business with Pakistan in view of the Pulwama massacre of CRPF jawans too too many twists and turns. One such tweet by AAP activist Preeti Sharma Menon @PreetiSMenon said: “It took the sacrifice of 42 jawans for @narendramodi to remove #MFN status from Pakistan. ...

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Priyanka Gandhi UP rally shows Telangana poll picture

Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi has tweeted a collage of photographs on Monday to showcase the rally held by Congress in UP on the eve of Priyanka Gandhi joining active politics as General Secretary of the party, in-charge of Eastern Uttar Pradesh. Here’s the tweet put out by the spokesperson: The picture of people, however, does not belong to UP or ...

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Fake Bengali video goes viral, wrongly cited instigating fear

Here’s a video that is widely being circulated among the users on WhatsApp and Facebook, showcasing violent clashes among two Muslim groups. More than the video, the caption warns that not voting for BJP in 2019 elections would put them in a similar situation in the future as shown in the video, an “example of the Islamic terror.” See the ...

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Did Kapil Sibal seek UK courts to postpone Mallya’s extradition?

  Kapil Sibal waiting Outside Supreme Court to urge the SC to Postpone #MallyaExtradition till after 2019 Lok Sabha polls, citing “huge political ramifications”#VijayMallya #ModiGetsMallya #mallyacomingback pic.twitter.com/hpj4u7B25f — President of Dracula’s (@PresidentDrMK) February 4, 2019 A surprising claim about Kapil Sibal went viral on social media on Thursday claiming that the Congress leader, who is also a lawyer, was representing Vijay ...

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Was Priyanka Gandhi drunk? No, old video tweaked

After her appointment last week as Congress Party general secretary, Priyanka Gandhi has come under the scanner of many right-wing groups who have started spreading misinformation aimed at maligning her. One such attempt was a screengrab taken from this following embedded ANI video that showed her making angry remarks way back in April 2018. It was interpreted as drunk Priyanka ...

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Tricolour on iconic monuments worldwide on R-Day? What’s the fact?

Come Republic Day, images showing the Indian tricolour illuminated on world-famous iconic buildings go viral. These fake images do the rounds every Republic Day since 2015. This year too similar images have gone viral on social media. In 2017, UAE’s iconic building Burj Khalifa donned the Indian tricolour — saffron, white and green, with the song Jai Ho from the ...

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BJP Rajasthan uses Poland highway picture for planned Bikaner highway

When it comes to highways and good roads, BJP state wings allegedly takes any good picture available on the Internet and uses it on their posters to claim good governance without mentioning that they are representational and not real site pictures. Here’s one such picture shared by BJP MP Madan Lal Saini from Rajasthan last week: It was used when ...

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Is polio vaccine shortage a fake news?

Just 10 days before the country was to take up the pulse polio drive, fake news started appearing that there is a shortage of polio vaccine and the National Immunization Day scheduled for February 3 will be postponed. While the message was slowly gaining readership on social media, online news publication “The Print” published a story on Thursday headlined, “India ...

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Warangal mockdrill hits headlines as terror attack; Here’s the truth

Just after the state assembly elections, the Telangana Police wanted to test its elite commandos team OCTOPUS’ (Organisation for Counter Terrorist Operations) skills and conducted a mock drill in a temple complex and at a hospital on January 11 and 12, respectively. But the video of the drill was used by some miscreants to spread false news on social media ...

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One helipad for PM means cutting 1000 trees? What’s the truth?

A PTI report quoting local Divisional Forest Officer said several trees were removed without obtaining permission for a helipad at Bolangir in Odisha and an enquiry was ordered. PTI later removed the story. The helipad was being constructed for the upcoming visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Soon, ABP News TV channel telecast the news claiming that the helipad at Bolangir ...

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