Monthly Archives: February 2020

Stray dogs killed ahead of Trump’s visit in Gujarat? Fact Check

Trump India visit

Social media is abuzz with an image of corpses of dogs dumped amid what the claim said was that they were killed in Gujarat ahead of United States President Donald Trump’s India visit. The state visit of Trump will be on February 24 and 25. The US President will visit Ahmedabad in Gujarat and then he will visit the Taj ...

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Should we not buy China toys during Holi due to coronavirus? Fact check

As the festival of colours, Holi falls on March 10 this year, a claim is going viral on social media that Chinese toys imported for the festival should be avoided since they will be infected with the novel coronavirus.  Here’s a Facebook message that appeared on February 16 along with a copy of Indian Ministry of Health advisory on preventing ...

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Has India found cure to coronavirus? Fact check

Punjab Kesari headline

Recently, social media is upbeat that India has found a cure to novel coronavirus. A Facebook page by name “Indian Army Fans” posted the link of a news article in newspaper Punjab Kesari along with a claim in Hindi that claimed: “India has found a cure for coronavirus; Patient recovers speedily” and the same was reported by many news outlets. ...

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