Author Archives: Arun Nag

No, Biden never asked people to get vaccinated before Hurricane Ian; Fact Check

Social media is abuzz with a video clip of US President Joe Biden showing him urging Americans to prepare for Hurricane Ian’s landfall in Florida by getting vaccinated against Covid-19. Biden is shown encouraging residents of hurricane-prone states, especially Florida, to get vaccinated to minimize their risk of infection during evacuations or when grouped in shelters.   View this post ...

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Old video of BJP workers from Telangana being shared as that of Gujarat; Fact Check

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A video is being shared widely in Gujarat as the rift between the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and the aspiring Aam Aadmi Party are at logger heads on social media forums with several claims and counter-claims. The video, shared in Gujarati by Twitter user Dharmendra Vavliya is here with the translation tat reads: પહેલા બીજા રાજ્યોમાં ભાજપ વાળા ને મેથીપાક ...

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Viral video claims Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine resulted in Monkeypox outbreak; Fact check

Several posts on Twitter and WhatsApp claimed that the latest outbreak of monkeypox is only occurring in countries that have administered Pfizer-BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine. “Monkeypox” is only circulating in Countries where the population have been given the Pfizer Vaccine & is being used to advance a Technocratic Great Reset https://t.co/egPOFMOmLV — Snowdog (@Dogdayburn) June 24, 2022 The posts claimed “‘Monkeypox’ ...

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Video shows Russian shelling sets afire harvesting grain in Ukraine; Fact Check

Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022, fears of food grain shortage and global food crisis have gripped many nations. Ukraine has often accused Russia of targeting agricultural fields. In this context, a video has gone viral recently on Twitter and WhatsApp claiming that it was showing how Russian shelling is destroying harvesting grain by Ukraine farmers. Here’s ...

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Video of Rakesh Jhunjhunwala dancing claims it was his last; Fact Check

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Indian bull Rakesh Jhunjhunwala passed away on August 14, 2022, after illness and cardiac arrest. On the occasion, a video claimed that it was his last video showing him dancing as life is uncertain despite huge wealth and money. See the Facebook video here: The video uploaded on twitter by one @Indiawanttoknow on August 15, 2021 had the caption that ...

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No, US has NOT passed a Bill recognising Hindu New Year; Fact Check

A viral post on Twitter has claimed the US has passed a bill recognising the Hindu New Year, without giving further details as to which calendar and which day. It was praised as a recognition of Sanatan Dharma by many. It said: “Big breaking, Bill Passed in the US in which Hindu New Year was recognized, Sanatan’s danka all over ...

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Video goes viral as school kids’ romance on Delhi streets; Fact check

A video showing two school girls and one boy doing romance on a street lane in Delhi. The video is being circulated on social media platforms, claiming that it was the real incident that happened in Delhi and the Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal was also tagged. The caption read: “दिल्ली की गलियों में स्कूल के बच्चे रासलीला करते हुए। Arvind ...

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