Author Archives: Arun Nag

Does the Italian Government want Bill Gates arrested? Fact Check

Microsoft founder and global philanthropist Bill Gates and his wife Melinda are keen to help the scientists’ community to develop a comprehensive response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. But at the same time, rumours are going viral on social media attributing sinister plans behind their work. Here’s a video is being shared online and claims that the Italian government has ...

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Did NASA find Parallel Universe where time runs Backward? Fact Check

The internet has been abuzz with claims that NASA discovered a parallel universe where time moves in the opposite direction. Several newspapers have carried the story that has topped Google search trends on May 20 and 21, mostly starting from tabloids like the New York Post, Express and the Daily Star—quoting each other—that NASA scientists have evidence that could prove the existence of parallel ...

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Fact Check on Website allegations over Coronavirus Fund by Telugu actor Vijay Devarakonda

When it comes to celebrities, especially the Telugu film industry actors and actresses, many Telugu websites are in the forefront to slap allegations and promptly removing the news when questioned. Here’s an actor who took upon the fight against those spreading gossip without substantial evidence or checking facts before publication of rumours. As coronavirus is spreading in Telugu states of ...

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Nurse forced to touch Muslim cleric feet for remarks on Markaz? Fact Check

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Digiteye India received an image with a misleading statement that Kurnool (AP) MLA Hafiz Khan has asked a nurse, who spoke to others about the Nizamuddin religious congregation Markaz as the origin of spreading coronavirus in India, to touch the feet of a Muslim cleric in repentance. See the WhatsApp image here. The mentioned Vishwabharati Medical College has been designated ...

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Sadhguru dancing when Coronavirus is around? Fact Check

Digiteye India received a WhatsApp image suggesting that the image of Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, founder of Isha Founation in Tamil Nadu was not as per the Coronavirus guidelines. It carried a caption that said: “150 foreigners attended Sadhguru’s event in March now all are under quarantine at Isha yoga foundation. 1000+ cases confirmed in TN, but media is only afterTablighi ...

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Coronavirus Fact Check: Is BCG vaccine capable of withstanding the infection?

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WhatsApp messages claiming the BCG vaccine prevents coronavirus infection are making the rounds and many calimed that Indians are usually given the vaccine after birth and hence, they are immune to coronavirus. Google search has shown a spike in search for BCG in the last few days as shown in its trends below: The Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine has been ...

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Sanskrit slokas on Spanish Radio in the morning? Fact Check

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Digiteye India received a video of a woman reciting Sanskrit verses for fact check. When searched on social media, it was widely shared by thousands of viewers on Facebook and Twitter with a claim in Hindi that said the foreigner was delivering sacred verses on a Spanish radio station to eard off the coronavirus. The three-minute video, published on Facebook ...

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