Author Archives: Gayathri Soora

Split Moon image goes viral on WhatsApp; Fact Check

Split moon

Digiteye India received an image from a contact on WhatsApp that showed the moon was split in two, seeking its fact check. The message read, “The moon is split in two. Is this real?” As the Islamic holy month of Ramadan is around, such claims have become regular during this period. Similar claim has appeared on Twitter with claims and ...

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India claps at 5 PM on Sunday to ward off coronavirus? Fact check

Many videos have gone viral on social media claiming that Janata Curfew underway in India, to be followed by a clap from balconies was with a purpose. Twitter and Whatsapp messages claimed describing the clap and sound-making applaud as “sound therapy” meant to ward off evil spirit. In another round of social messages, it was claimed that coronavirus will die ...

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JNU Celebrating Republic Day first time in 2020? Fact check

For all those who passedout of JNU, this viral messge would come as a shocker. It claims that Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi will be celebrating Republic Day for the first time in 50 years. The viral post further claimed that this has been made possible only because of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Here’s the Facebook page by ...

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Are Hindu marriages not legal in Pakistan? Fact Check

sadguru

A video of spiritual guru Jaggi Vasudev has been making rounds in which he claimed in the context of garnering support for Citizenship (Amendment) Act. The video was shared among others by many celebrities. Sadhguru is a well-known guru and founder of Isha Foundation near Coimbatore and his lectures on Hindu philosophy are famous even outside India.  He has millions ...

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Rs.2000 note banned from Dec 31? Fact check?

2000 note ban

Ever since the demonetisation in September 2016 and introduction of new Rs.2,000 note, rumours have been around that the new note will also be faced like the older version of Rs.1,000. Similarly, a message on WhatsApp and Facebook started circulating that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is withdrawing the Rs.2000 note from December 31, 2019. The message also claimed ...

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Is it rain clouds generator or NASA’s engine test? Fact check

Rain clouds generator engine developed by Nasa. See where the world is moving…#Amazing…! @ShashiTharoor pic.twitter.com/7jFXpnq3vd — JayasreeVijayan (@JayasreeVijayan) June 26, 2019 A tweet by Twitter handle @JayasreeVijayan on June 26, 2019 left a volley of retweets and online debate among the well-wishers for a sort of rain machine. It claimed, “Rain clouds generator engine developed by NASA. See where the ...

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What’s Rahul Gandhi’s birth time nurse Rajamma’s age? Fact check

Rahul Gandhi recently tweeted the photo of meeting a retired nurse, who said that she was a trainee nurse at Holy Family Hospital in New Delhi where Rahul Gandhi was born, in 1970, amid a controversy in social media questioning his claim for Indian citizenship itself. Nurse Rajamma Vaavathil, who responded during a questioning on Rahul Gandhi’s citizenship, said she ...

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No, she’s not Indian army jawan guarding Rajasthan as claimed

An image of a woman in army uniform is being shared on social media claiming “She is the Indian army jawan guarding Rajasthan in this scorching heat. Jai Hind” It was shared by a twitter handle @bhai_rampal and it was shared and retweeted by many on Facebook too. राजस्थान के तपते रेगिस्तान में पहरा देती भारतीय जवान जय हिंद जय ...

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