Author Archives: Arun Nag

Indian Navy submarine chased away, claims Pakistan; Fact Check

Amid border tensions, Pakistan claimed that its navy detected an Indian Navy submarine trying to enter its territorial waters and that it successfully thwarted the attempt. A video of the Indian submarine entering Pakistani waters was released by the Pakistan Navy and the news has gone viral on social media and was picked up by Pakistani TV channels. The Pakistan ...

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Did Facebook launch a new balloon feature for Abhinandan? Fact Check

The buzz on social media is that Facebook has started a new feature on the eve of IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s return to India. It says the new feature on Facebook shows balloons busting on screen if you type Abhinandan in Hindi and click on it. Similar to the interactive features on many Google Doodle images, many were not surprised ...

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Indian Air Marshal sacked? No, fake news goes viral as he retires in normal course

Amid border tension over the capture of Indian Air Force pilot Abhinandan Varthaman by Pakistan, a news story on website The News said that the Indian government has removed a senior air force officer reportedly after Pakistan’s “successful strikes and capturing of a pilot” on February 27. See the screengrab here: Soon, it went viral on social media, especially from ...

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Fake MIG crash images fill social media amid tense India-Pakistan border

As the flare up between India and Pakistan entered the second-day on Wednesday,( February 27, 2019), Pakistan Air Force claimed that it entered Indian space and downed two aircraft. The social media,  especially from the Pakistan-based handles, went on posting images to prove that the crash of MIG aircraft happened this morning, one within their border and the other on ...

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Karnataka CM quote on Pulwama attack tweaked by Times Now? Fact Check

The Times Group’s English news channel Times Now played up an interview with Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Feb 19, Tuesday, in which he said one thing but the English version was interpreted as an entirely different one, leading to social media outcry against him. TIMES NOW showed the clipping claiming that the CM said “A befitting reply is ...

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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 showcases Telangana poll picture from video

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: While Digiteye India team searched for the image in Google Reverse ...

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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 people. One screengrab taken from a video of ANI soon hit the social media showing her her hand angrily. The caption below stated that “she was always drunk by evening and how Congress can fulfill its expectations under her leadership.” See the ...

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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. Actually, in 2017, UAE’s iconic building Burj Khalifa donned the Indian tricolour — saffron, white and green, with the song Jai Ho from ...

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BJP Rajasthan uses Poland highway picture for planned Bikaner highway

Recently, BJP state wings have used a very impressive picture available on the Internet on their posters to claim roads being built or already built, an indication of development and good governance. It was widely shared on Facebook even by BJP MP Madan Lal Saini from Rajasthan last week as shown below: The image of the road was used when ...

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